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  • Tennessee Red Peanut
  • Tennessee Red Peanut
  • Tennessee Red Peanut
  • Tennessee Red Peanut
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Tennessee Red Peanut (1 oz unshelled seeds) (PE102) $3.50

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Tennessee Red Peanut

         
 
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A treasured heirloom that has been grown since before 1930. Each pod contains from 2-5 red-skinned, mild, sweet kernels. A Valencia type, earlier than the Virginia strains. Superior for roasting or boiling, which is a preferred method of preparing them in the Deep South.

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.
 
Tennessee Red Peanut
Overall Rating:
         
5.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 11
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 2.5

100.0% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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2 out of 2 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Bini
Location:
Bethany, CT, United States
Date:
March 16, 2019
          5.0
 
Tennessee Red peanut seeds
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? Fun, tasty stuff

What are the cons? Seeds that do not germinate

Review:

This is the first time I am growing peanuts and out of 54 seeds from one packet (2 were really small) 51 sprouted within 3 days to 10 days! I was amazed how well this went!!!I ma gardening in Connecticut and I know this will be a challenge. I planted my seeds 8 weeks before transplanting and they are all now in 1 gallon pots 14 days after seeding. Could not have started any better!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

3 out of 3 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
TXgardener
Location:
Springtown, TX, United States
Date:
February 22, 2019
          5.0
 
Great peanuts
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Tastes great, nice green plant

What are the cons? Wilts in heat, late maturity

Review:

Here in Texas we have over 240 frost-free growing days, but this peanut had barely matured before the first freeze! Maybe I planted too much corn around it, giving it to much shade and making it grow slower? It tastes great and is good for roasting or boiling. I water once a week in 100 degree weather.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

18 out of 18 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Nick B
Location:
Farmington, MN, United States
Date:
January 20, 2019
          4.0
 
Good for northern climates
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Matured in MN, tasted great

What are the cons? Need larger packets of seed

Review:

Grew one packet of these in the spring of 2018, direct-seeded into my garden in late May. Despite my inattention to regular weeding and watering, they grew strongly. I harvested them in late Sept by digging up the entire plant and letting them hang in the garage for almost a month to cure. I picked off the pods, soaked them in brine overnight, roasted for 30 min, and ended up with a gallon bag full of delicious, Minnesota-grown peanuts! Definitely going to try again, only with several packets of seed!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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13 out of 13 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Zafra
Location:
Paracotos, Venezuela
Date:
November 12, 2018
          5.0
 
Great peanut
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? Produces in heavy clay soil

What are the cons? None

Review:

I swear this peanut could peg in concrete! Our heavy clay, often rocky soil was no match for it and it also shrugged off inevitable fungal attacks during our rainiest period. I’ll never stop growing these. Delicious!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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21 out of 21 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Aaron
Location:
Clearwater, FL, United States
Date:
July 31, 2018
          5.0
 
TN Red Peanut Seeds
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Great product!

What are the cons? Nothing

Review:

I did some research types of plants I could grow in pots. We live in a highly populated area in Florida, and also gets a bit warm in the summer. I purchased a pack of the TN Red peanut seeds. I started them in egg containers.. Moved plants to cups.. And then to pots.. the results were amazing! I actually grew and successfully harvested peanuts. They sprouted quick.. and grew beautiful plants! Thanks Baker Creek

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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