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'Nother peanut harvest question
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Tom A    Posted 10-19-2002 at 03:13:55       [Reply]  [Send Email]
OK, my peanut plants haven't started yellowing yet but they've been in the ground about 4 1/2 months. There are peanuts formed at the base of the plants, but if I open one up the nut is white with no brown paper on it.

We've had some significant rains the past month and the ground is soggy. Since this is the first time I've ever gotten peanuts to grow at all, I really don't want to lose them--so how do I know when to harvest?

Am I better harvesting early (so they don't rot or start to sprout) and drying them in the hay mow? Or should I wait til the frost kills the plants off (won't be too much longer, we've had 2 mild frosts already)?

thanks!
Tom


mammaw    Posted 05-28-2004 at 09:10:13       [Reply]  [No Email]
how do you plant and harvest peanuts i would like to start some but i just dont know where to even begin thank you for you time and pacients to answer if you could you can also send it to angelsmoochies34 my granddaughter thank you


Nathan(GA)    Posted 10-19-2002 at 15:55:37       [Reply]  [No Email]
Tom, The peanuts are being harvested around here. It may depend on the variety about the skin color. These here are white when harvested. After roasted the skin is brown. After boiled the skin is a biege color. I think as long as the hulls are filled out, they'll be fine.


Farmer Bill    Posted 10-19-2002 at 03:45:52       [Reply]  [Send Email]
They need to yellow a little bit, then put them in the shocks (which is a pole standing up, then stack the peanuts around it with the nuts to the inside to let them dry)...
After they dry you can harvest them.


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