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Organic Schronce's Deep Black Peanut
Organic Schronce's Deep Black Peanut
Organic Schronce's Deep Black Peanut


 
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HEIRLOOM Black-skinned peanuts? That mature even in our short Finger Lakes seasons? Who knew! Originally from the mountains of Tennessee (where they're called Goober Peas), this variety is well suited for shorter growing seasons and we're selecting it further to mature even earlier in the Northeast. The pods of Schronce's Black are larger than Valencia type peanuts.

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Organic Schronce's Deep Black Peanut HEIRLOOM Black-skinned peanuts? That mature even in our short Finger Lakes seasons? Who knew!

Originally from the mountains of Tennessee (where they're called Goober Peas), this variety is well suited for shorter growing seasons and we're selecting it further to mature even earlier in the Northeast.
The pods of Schronce's Black are larger than Valencia type peanuts.

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 or 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 have purple Peduncles!

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2 of 5 No success this year will try again January 13, 2020
Reviewer: Erin McLaughlin from Smithfield, RI United States  
Poor site selection and soil conditions led to a crop failure last year but I look forward to trying again

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3 of 5 They grew fine. December 31, 2019
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Vermont  
Not a huge harvest. Not a small harvest.

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1 of 5 Didn't work for me December 25, 2019
Reviewer: Jerome Lerman from Carlisle, MA United States  
The plants were small, produced a few flowers and not many pegs. Got only a handful of peanuts. I think the short growing season and amount of sunlight were not ideal for growing peanuts.

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4 of 5 Peanuts in the PNW August 9, 2019
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Shoreline, WA United States  
I was excited to read the description of these peanuts, and to discover that peanuts could be grown as far north as upstate NY. I'm growing them in my garden in the Pacific Northwest, and am looking forward to harvesting them later this season.

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4 of 5 Peanuts in NY January 20, 2019
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Freeville, NY United States  
Wasn't sure I would actually get the peanuts to ripen here in upstate NY, but they grew fine and made a nice little pile of peanuts. Roasted them in the toaster oven.

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