How do you germinate peanut seeds?

Asked by Norma Coleman on September 18, 2021

Categories: Food and drink Food allergies

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Plant the peanut seeds three weeks after the last frost and once the soil has warmed to at least 60 F. (16 C.). Also, soak the seeds overnight in water to promote more rapid germination. Then sow them toa depth of 2 inches (5 cm.), 4-6 inches apart (10-15 cm.).

How much water do peanuts need? Peanut plants need 1.5 to 2 inches of water per week during kernel development; however, it takes just five gallons of water to produce an ounce of peanuts, compared to 80 gallons for an ounce of almonds. If rain does not meet those needs, farmers will irrigate thefields.

How much space does a peanut plant need? Planting and spacing.Sow peanuts in the whole shell or in the papery skin surrounding the seed. Sow seed 1½ to 3 inches deep; set seed 6 to 8 inches apart; thin successful plants or set transplants 18 inches apart. Plant peanuts in double rows to save space, staggering the seeds 18 inches apart.

How many peanuts do you get from one plant? Gravity pulls the peg downward into the soil where the peanut pod forms. The outer shell reaches full size well before the individual peanuts mature. Each plant produces between 25 and 50 peanuts. Mature plants may be as large as 36 inches in diameter andabout 18 inches tall.