Tennessee Red Valencia Peanut
(Arachis hypogaea); Sold in shell; Third generation seed from our garden; Minimum 1 ounce
Direct seeded first week of June in well-drained loam, plants were gently harvested whole, carefully digging around the whole plant, lifting it with a potato fork. We kept the peanuts in the ground for as long as possible, harvesting when the leaves were mostly yellowed, before our first light frost in mid-September. We then hung them in the barn to allow them to completely dry down.