How to Grow Peanuts

Learn how to grow peanuts using this planting advice, includes common varieties of peanuts to grow, preparing soil for peanuts, sowing peanuts and when to harvest.



How to grow peanuts. The leading cultivated types of peanut (left to right) include Virginia, Spanish and Valencia. The nuts of runners (not pictured) are very similar to Virginia types.
How to grow peanuts. The leading cultivated types of peanut (left to right) include Virginia, Spanish and Valencia. The nuts of runners (not pictured) are very similar to Virginia types.
PHOTO: BARBARA PLEASANT
The loosened soil under this peanut plant reveals the pods that form underground.
The loosened soil under this peanut plant reveals the pods that form underground.
RICK WETHERBEE
Author Barbara Pleasant is a nut nut.
Author Barbara Pleasant is a nut nut.
BARBARA PLEASANT
A single peanut plant can produce up to 50 new peanuts.
A single peanut plant can produce up to 50 new peanuts.
WILLIAM D. ADAMS
Peanut seedlings develop a deep taproot.
Peanut seedlings develop a deep taproot.
WILLIAM H. ALLEN, JR
Then the flowers are pollinated, triggering the pegs to grow down into the soil and produce the peanuts.
Then the flowers are pollinated, triggering the pegs to grow down into the soil and produce the peanuts.
WILLIAM D. ADAMS

















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