Tennessee Red Peanut Seed

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Red-skinned heirlooms, a Southern treasure. A Valencia-type peanut, earlier than Virginia strains. Buttery, sweet flavor with papery red skins. Easy to grow without hilling, even in heavier soils. As plants begin to flower, cultivate the soil around the plant base to let the “peg” penetrate downward and form the peanuts underground. Harvest when plants begin to yellow in the fall. Carefully dig under the canopy of the plant to harvest. Peanuts can be washed before drying, or dry on the plant. Cure peanuts out of direct sun, where there is good air circulation. Superior for roasting or boiling. Photo courtesy of Baker Creek Heirloom Seed.

  • Days to germinate: 7-21
  • Days to maturity: 120-140
  • Start indoors: Not recommended
  • Sow outdoors 2-3 weeks after the last spring frost.
  • Seed spacing: 12”
  • Seed depth: 1-2”
  • Produce size: 2-3” pods
  • Yield: 2-5 peanuts per pod, 50-100 pods per plant if well-fertilized
  • Mature plant height: 18-24”
  • Suitable for container growing: No
  • Year of discovery: Circa 1920s

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