Wild Jungle, Peanut Seeds

Peanuts

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Wild Jungle, Peanut Seeds

Peanuts

Wild Jungle Peanuts are delicious heirloom nuts that grow "wild" in the jungle of the Amazon! These peanuts are beautiful and great tasting. When eaten raw, the Wild Jungle peanuts are rich, aromatic and earthy. They are loaded with 40% heart healthy oleic acid and 26% protein. You can enjoy them by the handful, in trail mixes, or soaked and blended into nut milks.
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Product Details

Botanical Name

Arachis hypogaea

Seed Type

Seed

Seeds Per Pound

400

Row Spacing

24"

Packet

1 Ounce

Sow Depth

2"

Seeds Per Ounce

25

Breed

Open-pollinated

Sun

Full

Life Cycle

Annual

Sow Method

TransplantDirect Sow

Plant Spacing

6-8"

Categories

Peanut

Zones

5,6,7,8,9

Germination

13,14,8,9,11/12,10

Days To Maturity (# Days)

130

Components

Growing Instructions

Learning Download: How to Grow Peanuts

Considered a healthy fat, peanuts are a staple in the pantry for snacks and can be eaten raw or roasted. In addition to monounsaturated fats, peanuts are rich in copper, manganese, vitamin b3 and more. Often looped in with the nut family, the peanut is actually a legume, related to peas and beans. Peanuts can grow in various places, such as the garden or a container pot if it is large enough. Peanuts grow underground, different from most nuts that grow on trees.

Before Planting: Peanuts are commonly grown in southern climates as they are a warm weather crop, but they can grow in northern areas as well. If planting in a northern climate, choose an early-maturing variety to grow. The peanuts must be shelled prior to planting.

Planting: For direct planting, sow seeds 1-2″ deep, 5-8″ seed spacing, 24″ row spacing. Plant when soil temperature is above 65F. Keep soil constantly moist while germinating. For transplanting, sow 2 seeds per 2-3″ container, 1″ deep, 4-6 weeks before last frost date. When last frost has passed harden off transplants and sow outside. Peanuts have a long harvest to maturity and will get best results with transplanting. Space 5-8″ between plants, transplant 3″ deep and 18-24″ between rows. Germinate at 70-80F for best results and then grow at 70F inside.

Watering: Peanuts require frequent watering. Be careful not to let the plant dry out.

Fertilizer: Add a layer of mulch to keep the weeds down and retain moisture.

Days to Maturity: They take up to 140 days to harvest.

Harvesting: Wait for leaves to turn yellow will give best yield. Wait right before last frost to harvest up all seeds and allow to dry outside for 2-3 days before bringing inside.

Tips: Peanuts require full sun and frequent watering, and they do best in a sandier soil.

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