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First, Farmers Plant the Seeds

Across the US, peanuts are planted after the last frost in April through May, when  soil temperatures reach 65°—70°F. Farmers plant specially grown peanut  kernels from the previous year’s crop about two inches deep, approximately one to two inches apart in rows. Pre-planting tillage ensures a rich, well-prepared seedbed. For a good crop, 120 to 140 frost-free days are required. 

Pegging means were almost there!

This budding ovary is called a “peg.”  The peg enlarges and grows  down and away from the plant forming a small stem which extends to the  soil.  The peanut embryo is in the tip of the peg, which penetrates the  soil. The embryo turns horizontal to the soil surface and begins to  mature taking the form of a peanut. The plant continues to grow and  flower, eventually producing some 40 or more pods.

Combining is the Last Step

After drying in the field, a combine separates the peanuts from the vines, placing the peanuts into a hopper on the top of the machine and depositing the vines back in the field. Peanut vines can be left in the field to nourish the soil or be used as nutritious livestock feed. Freshly combined peanuts are then placed into peanut wagons for further curing with forced warm air circulating through the wagon. 


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41155 Hwy 45 South, Aberdeen, MS 39730, US

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