Peanut: red skinned
Name: Peanut 'red skinned'
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.
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