Peanuts are usually thought of as a southern crop, but they can be grown in other areas of the country, too! In cooler climates, start seeds indoors, 4 to 6 weeks before the last frost date. In warmer climates, direct-sow seeds two to three weeks after the last frost date, around the same time as Bush Beans, to which Peanuts are related. The plants prefer full sun and well-draining, fertile soil, and grow 2 to 4 feet tall and wide. Yellow pea-like flowers form low on the plant, and each self-fertilized flower sends a stem, or peg, down to the ground, where it will form a peanut pod below the surface of the soil. Before the first frost, when the leaves have yellowed, gently fork the entire plant out of the soil, peanuts attached. Hang the plants to dry in a protected spot for 1 to 2 weeks before harvesting the peanuts.
We are not permitted to ship Peanuts to California or Canada.
Average seed life: 2 years.