Category Archives: Peanuts

Mesilla Red Peanuts

My seed for this variety came from J&L Gardens Seeds and Plant Research in New Mexico. I could not resist trying another short season peanut in the quest for finding the best varieties suitable for growing in the north. J&L … Continue reading

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Thai Peanuts

This variety was sent to me by Sylvia Davatz (Solstice Seed) in Vermont. I have very little information on this cultivar. It grew very well for me here in northern Indiana. Its most unusual characteristic is that each pod contains … Continue reading

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Fastigiata Pin Striped Peanut

This peanut is also known as the “Wild Jungle Peanut”. They are originally from Ecuador. I have had a difficult time tracking down specific, historical information in regards to this variety. I received my initial seed stock from Bakers Creek’s, … Continue reading

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Black Peanut

Arachis hypogaea               100 – 110 days This is the earliest peanut I have found. The name is simply “Black” although I believe it may be what is known as the “Carolina Black Peanut”. These did well here in Northern Indiana. … Continue reading

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Schronce’s Deep Black Peanut

Arachis hypogaea          110 daysThis peanut has been selected since 1980 by North Carolina gardener, Gordon Schronce. He started with 3 peanut shells and a total of seven individual peanuts. Unlike regular peanuts with red skins, these had dark purple, almost black … Continue reading

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Tennessee Red Valencia Peanut

Arachis hypogaea          110 daysTennessee Red Valencia is an heirloom peanut dating back to before the 1930s. I have been growing this peanut for a number of years with good success in Northern Indiana. It produces a rich flavored, delicious peanut … Continue reading

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