I may not be in the right category here, sorry. When I was back in MA, I grew a peanut called 'Pre-Civil War Peanut'. It is only 100 days, and it worked well. Unfortunately, by the end of the move to Maine, I no longer have any seed for this. I wanted to try to grow them here as a challenge. I am in zone 5, and there are enough frost-free days, and enough heat with coverings.
Does anyone know where I can get this peanut? I have found some peanut listings in a few catalogs, but they are usually Jumbo Virginia or some other peanut that takes at LEAST 120 days.
there is an other variety by owen from annapolisseeds in nova scotia maybe suitable for you too. it is not listed in his shop but he wrote me about it, it is originally from OSC Seeds. just by looking on the map he is north of you, maybe it is worth a try?
This year I did a trial with some accessions from USDA ARS at least two third did well for me. This means around 100 days to maturity and up and down summer temperatures. these are the accessions: 3 PI 162657 - S9 - Arachis hypogaea 4 PI 196726 - S9 - Arachis hypogaea 5 PI 247368 - S9 - Arachis hypogaea 6 PI 272267 - S9 - Arachis hypogaea 7 PI 314980 - S9 - Arachis hypogaea 8 PI 355982 - S9 - Arachis hypogaea 9 PI 370149 - S9 - Arachis hypogaea 10 PI 370150 - S9 - Arachis hypogaea 11 PI 422241 - S9 - Arachis hypogaea 12 PI 442714 - S9 - Arachis hypogaea 13 PI 476318 - S9 - Arachis hypogaea 14 PI 542961 - S9 - Arachis hypogaea 15 PI 565474 - S9 - Arachis hypogaea 16 PI 565475 - S9 - Arachis hypogaea 17 PI 639691 - S9 - Arachis hypogaea
Last Edit: Nov 5, 2014 3:44:51 GMT -5 by imgrimmer
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I saw a video that Owen did about the peanuts, and then I went to annapolisseeds, but did not find any. Thanks for letting me know he has them, and for all the accession numbers! At OSC, they have the valencia peanut.
I grew TN Red peanuts this year. It was the earliest ones I could get my hands on--still not really early. I started them in the house in March. After planting out, the skunks would not leave the bed alone. They dig for grubs--which I like--but they up-turned many of the peanut plants meanwhile. I kept re-planting them. I have gotten a few peanuts from the least disturbed plants--enough to plant next year. I will do an early start again; they grew very well inside. The plants were beautiful, and since they don't put their pegs down early on, they did just fine indoors. One plant that I dug up was just beginning to expand a few pegs into peanuts, so I re-potted it and brought it inside to see if it could be finished there. We'll see...