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Schronce's Deep Black Peanut (1 oz unshelled seeds) (PE101) $4.00

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Schronce's Deep Black Peanut

         
 
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An heirloom variety improved by Gordon Schronce of Iron Station, North Carolina. Over a period of several years, after beginning with a few black peanuts a friend had given him, Gordon hand selected those seeds that had darker skins and more seeds per shell. Thanks to his efforts, the Schronces Deep Black is darker, often has 3 to 4 seeds per shell, and is slightly sweeter than the similar Carolina Black Peanut. And it is black! Makes for a stunning arrangement when served with the Tennessee Red peanut. Requires about 125 to 140 days to harvest.

Plant peanuts in the spring after danger of frost has passed into very well cultivated soil with a final spacing of about 12 inches. As plants emerge and begin to flower, cultivate soil around base of the plant to allow for easier penetration of the vegetative peg that protrudes down from the flower to the surface of the ground....it is at the tip of this peg that the peanut forms beneath the soil. Keep peanuts weeded and watered.

It takes about 120 to 140 days for crop to mature. As the plants begin to yellow in the fall, use a potato fork or a shovel to dig under the canopy of the plant being careful to not break the peanuts from the pod. Just test-dig a few plants to make sure that the crop is ready. When most of the pods are of full size and the seeds inside appear to be fully mature then it could be ready to dig the entire crop. Peanuts can be removed from the plant and washed at this time before drying or can be left on the plant for drying. Cure peanuts where they will be protected from rodents and out of direct sunlight where there is good air-flow.

Another great idea we have employed here at Baker Creek Seeds which has worked well for us is planting the seeds under mulch until the flowers emerge. Usually you should not mulch peanuts because the peg will not be able to penetrate into the soil. As soon as we see the first flowers forming pegs then we remove the mulch so as to allow the peg to reach the soil surface. This helps control weeds and moisture for about 1/3 of the growing season making for a much more successful crop with less effort.
 
Schronce's Deep Black Peanut
Overall Rating:
         
5.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 2
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 1.5

100.0% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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27 out of 28 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Jessi
Location:
Summer SHade, KY, United States
Date:
October 16, 2015
          5.0
 
WOW
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? one bag is enough

What are the cons? nothing

Review:

I cannot believe how many peanuts I got out of one bag when I harvested! Everyone told me I could not really grow peanuts here. Well, I think I just proved everyone wrong! With the horrible spring we had, nothing really grew, but the peanuts sure did! I cannot believe how many I just pulled up! There are still more out there that I did not even get to yet! These are VERY good tasting too...now to figure out what to do with them all

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

41 out of 41 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Mike and Shari
Location:
Tulsa, OK, United States
Date:
March 6, 2015
          5.0
 
Great Peanut
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? Best Peanut ever

What are the cons? Accidentley ate half a bag.

Review:

Bought all 3 varieties from Baker Creek, Tennessee red, Fastigiata Striped (And they ARE STRIPED) and Finally, the Schronce's Deep Black Peanut. Luckily, a good thing you can do is try peanuts before planting. The Schronce's Deep Black Peanut is by far our favorite. It has a very rich Pea flavor. This peanut is so good, my wife and I accidentally ate half a bag before we realized it. This will now be a staple in our garden.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No
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