Peanut: red skinned


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Peanut: red skinned
Peanut: red skinned

Name: Peanut 'red skinned'

 Arachis hypogaea

Origin: South America

 

 

Peanuts are actually very easy to grow, even in southern Victoria where I live. The nuts grow under the ground and are harvested in late autumn when the plants start to yellow. After pulling up the plants leave them to dry for a couple of days before pulling the nuts off them to further dry.

I don't know if people who are allergic to peanuts are also allergic to the plants, but it is something to keep in mind.

 

When to sow: After frosts and when the soil is warm in spring. November in Southern Australia. Plant nuts/seeds directly where they are to grow

 

Plant Type: small bush

 

Uses: After drying they are usually oven roasted or fried, then sprinkles with salt. Peanuts make great snacks.

 

Growing Conditions: The are not fussy about soil but should be grown in light sandy soil for ease of harvest. Keep well watered throughout the growing period.

 

Pests and Diseases: Rabbits. If you have trouble with rabbits you might have to net your plants.

 

Special Qualities: Fun to grow.

 

Seeds: 25 seeds in packet.

 

DO NOT TRY TO PURCHASE NOW, SEEDS WILL BE AVAILABLE IN MAY SO CHECK BACK THEN

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