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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Peanuts 101 - the Basics
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1 - Overview
2 - Brief History
3 - General Information
4 - Planting
5 - Growth
6 - Irrigation
7 - Fungi (Molds)
8 - Harvest and Drying (Curing)
9 - Grading and Testing
10 - Marketing
11 - Health and Nutrition
12 - Other Uses of Peanuts
Planting

After the risk of frost and when 2 inch soil temperature reaches at least 65°F for 3 consecutive days, peanuts can be planted. They are usually planted about 2 inches deep and grow best in light, well-drained soil.

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Peanuts grow in the warmer climates of the world, such as, Asia, Africa, Australia, and North and South America. In the U.S., peanuts are primarily grown in: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas, and Virginia. There are 4 peanut types grown in the United States: Runner, Virginia, Valencia, and Spanish.  U.S. map showing peanut growing areas

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Last Modified: 1/22/2009
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