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Organic Northern Hardy Valencia Peanut
Organic Northern Hardy Valencia Peanut
Organic Northern Hardy Valencia Peanut


 
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HEIRLOOM Yes you heard it right, a northern hardy peanut! Originally from the Georgia (where they're called Goober Peas), this fantastic variety has been grown and selected for over a decade in Northern Michigan before we started selecting it in the Finger Lakes of New York.


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Organic Northern Hardy Valencia Peanut HEIRLOOM Yes you heard it right, a northern hardy peanut!

Originally from the Georgia (where they're called Goober Peas), this fantastic variety has been grown and selected for over a decade in Northern Michigan before we started selecting it in the Finger Lakes of New York.

Peanuts grow as tall and wide as bush beans, making them suitable for small gardens, even large containers. Sow them when you sow your bush beans, after the last frost; early June is average for us. Well-drained, fertile soil with the additional warmth of a layer of row cover yields the most abundant peanuts. Pay close attention to their gorgeous canary yellow flowers: blossoming within a few inches of the ground, each pollinated flower will grow a purple stem (called a peduncle or peg) down into the soil where it forms each peanut beneath the earth. At the end of the season, your peanut stems will have 20+ purple peduncles connecting your peanuts to each plant! Peanuts continue maturing all season long so we harvest at first frost by forking around each plant gently and lifting the peanuts out of the soil still attached to the plant.

The pods with 4 and 5 peanuts we'll dry & cure for our seed stock; all the other peanuts we boil or roast fresh and enjoy right away. Our favorite is to boil them in salty beer!

Check out our fun & informative videos more more harvest and curing details.

Regional adaptation is important for every seed to thrive, but none perhaps so much as peanuts. We are truly proud of and grateful to share these exceptionally well adapted seeds for you to enjoy!

You'll notice your packet will be quite large and bulky: we send your peanuts in their shell to preserve each seed's freshness. Remove them from the shell just before you plant them, taking care to not knick the protective black skin.


110 days to maturity

Arachis hypogaea

Peanuts, Kung-fu style
Peanuts have purple peduncles!

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Grew very slowly didn't get bigger than about 3-4" February 2, 2018
Reviewer: Bruce Smith from Rigby, ID United States  
They did not grow well as the night temp was too low, and we had too much wind.

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Very pleased January 22, 2018
Reviewer: Greg Morse from Bagley, MN United States  
A very interesting season with my first year gardening, some my fault, some not, but in the end these produced well for me. My peanut/plant yield was lower than I would have liked because of my thick plant spacing ( not total SFG guidelines but close). I am for sure planting these again with more space between plants.
The few jars of peanut butter I made was absolutely the best and most unique I have ever tasted. Need more of that!!!

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November 16, 2017
Reviewer: Megan O'Connor from Woodbourne, NY United States  


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November 14, 2017
Reviewer: Cheryl Rose from Clinton, WI United States  
100% germinated!  We were very pleased and will order again next spring.

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North Country peanut success! November 7, 2016
Reviewer: Gwyneth Harris from Craftsbury Common, VT United States  
We were pleasantly surprised at our peanut yields this year, despite being so far north and not providing any soil warming treatments (like greenhouse or black plastic).  My first time eating peanuts from the garden in Vermont's Northeast Kingdom!

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