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Tennessee Red Peanut (1 oz unshelled seeds) (PE102) $3.00

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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. Each packet contains at least 1 ounce of unshelled peanuts.

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: 5
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0

100.0% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Big J
Location:
Fostoria, MI, United States
Date:
December 5, 2017
          5.0
 
Growing Peanuts in the North
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? 99% germinated! Yielded 4 lbs!

What are the cons? none

Review:

I bought the Tennessee Reds after reading about their hardiness in the Baker Creek Catalog, and because of my love of peanut butter. Most people I talked to in Michigan were curious, but thought I was crazy to grow warm loving peanuts North of the 43? parallel, in Zone 5b no less! This year started a little warm so I planted directly in the garden on May 22nd! From about 1.5oz. of peanuts that came in the packet, I planted 52 seeds. All but 1 germinated! It was a neat experience growing peanuts, the process of the pegs growing down and pushing into the soil to form the peanut is totally different then anything I've ever seen! After covering the plants several times to protect from frosts, I finally harvested on October 26th. I hung plants and all, near our fireplace till the plants were brittle. Than I picked off the peanut and hung them in a mesh bag near the fireplace for a couple more weeks. Then I saved the best for seed and roasted the rest. In total I harvested 4lbs of peanuts!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

8 out of 9 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Green Thumbs
Location:
Campbell, TX, United States
Date:
March 7, 2017
          5.0
 
Prolific harvest
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Super easy to grow, high yield

What are the cons? -none-

Review:

My husband LOVES peanut butter and wanted to make some from homegrown peanuts. I chose this variety because it would look more like regular peanut butter when processed. I grow many types of vegetables and fruits, but had not tried peanuts until this past year. Many positive attributes: -fast germination, with a nearly 100% germination rate -quick growing/flowering -extremely forgiving (Planting in ground was delayed due to excessive rain - I had to give them a "haircut" a couple of times.) -extremely easy to care for (Plants were finally put in the ground late in July with temps at the 100? mark, with zero shade and "as needed" watering.) -no insect or disease problems -amazing yield of peanuts (We are still eating the ones we roasted, have plenty for planting this year, gave away plenty for eating/planting, and still have some left to roast!) The only negative (if one can call it that) was that I didn't harvest early enough - many had already germinated within the shell!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

37 out of 37 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Sarah
Location:
Tulsa, OK, United States
Date:
December 13, 2015
          5.0
 
Wonderful
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? Easy to grow, delicious

What are the cons? None

Review:

We didn't have experience with peanuts before but are so happy we tried these. We planted them in a newly turned bed that had been lawn just a few weeks before. They grew beautifully and weren't bothered by the invading Bermuda grass. No pests. Didn't require anything from us at all, honestly. We harvested them and boiled some, and then we roasted some and turned them into the best peanut butter we've ever had.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

30 out of 32 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
TBobb
Location:
Gerald, MO
Date:
February 4, 2015
          5.0
 
Great but keep them safe.
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? little effort=beautiful plant

What are the cons? none

Review:

I love these plants. They are beautiful and produce lots of great peanuts. Get them in on time to make sure you get a good harvest. I found that if I put them in the garden too soon, or leave them out on the porch, something will come and nibble off the tops or dig up the seed. This year I will start earlier and keep them under lights for a bit longer in newspaper pots. These would be great as a border/groundcover in an annual bed.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

16 out of 16 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
the plant lady
Location:
Durham, NC
Date:
March 27, 2014
          5.0
 
peanut heaven
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Really awesome!

What are the cons? none

Review:

All the seeds came up and they look healthy, I can't wait to harvest my little peanut buddies! And I am ordering more for friends so they can try!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No
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