Peanut (Arachis hypogaea)

Tender Annual

What is Tender Annual?
A plant that completes its entire life cycle (growth, reproduction, death) in one season.
Susceptible to damage or death at temperatures below 5C.

Try something different on the veg patch - grow your own peanuts!

Unusual veg crop will thrive outside in the UK in a sunny sheltered spot

Grow on the veg patch in containers or in the greenhouse

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Height Up to 45cm (18in)
Spread Up to 60cm (24in)

Tender Annual

full sun

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Description
It really is possible to grow your own crop of fresh peanuts in the UK! They will even produce a good crop of 'monkey nuts' in a sunny border, given a long hot spell. For best results we recommend growing in 45cm (18in) pots or patio bags, in a garden hot spot, or in a warm greenhouse. Start early to give your plants a long season (ideally 120 days from sprouting to cropping).In ideal conditions expect to get up to 40 nuts per plant. You'll also enjoy the pretty pea-like flowers that appear early on in the crop. Simply let the plants die down at the end of the season and lift the underground pods for drying. An excellent snack for storing and enjoying through the winter months. Height: 45cm (18in). Spread: 60cm (24in).


1 packet (5 arachis seeds) (KB9372)

Sowing
Sow February to March or June to September. Sow seed on the surface of lightly firmed, moist seed compost in pots or trays. Cover with a very fine sprinkling of compost or vermiculite. Seal container inside a polythene bag and keep at a temperature of between 15-20C (59-68F). After sowing, do not exclude light as this helps germination. Keep the surface of the compost moist but not waterlogged; germination will usually take 14-21 days. Take care not to provide too high a temperature, as this can prevent germination.

When large enough to handle, transplant seedlings into 7.5cm (3in) pots or trays. Gradually acclimatise young plants to outdoor conditions for a few weeks before planting out after all risk of frost, 23cm (9in) apart, or plant into baskets and containers.

How to Grow
Transplant seedlings into pots of multipurpose compost for planting out after the last frost. Greenhouse plants can be set into larger tubs for growing to harvest.
Delivery

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes, etc. are delivered at the appropriate time for planting or potting on. Delivery times will be stated on the product page above, or in your order acknowledgement page and email.

Orders for packets of seed incur a delivery charge of £2.99.

Orders which include any other products will incur a delivery charge of £4.99.

Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products, a maximum delivery charge of £6.99 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.

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Please see our Delivery page for further details, and more information on different charges that may apply to certain destinations.

For more information on how we send your plants please visit our Helpful Guide on plant sizes.

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