Arachis hypogaea
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Arachis hypogaea


  family leguminosae 
  genus arachis 

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Genus  Arachis Species  hypogaea Variety  Cultivar  Common names  peanut   goober Family  LEGUMINOSAE Specimen number  S12040 Data source  UnVeg p297;Xeri p279
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Annual,Perennial Life span  1 year Annual cycle  Not applicable Stature  Various Growth form  Not applicable Growth habit  Various Overall height  1' - 2' Overall spread   
Sunshine  Full sun to partial shade Water    Optimal soil texture  Soil texture 26 Acceptable soil pH  Neutral USDA hardiness  Not classified AHS heat zones  Not classified Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  yes Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  Unknown Garden location  Unknown Garden notes  Arachis hypogaea likes full sun to partial shade.
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  no Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  no Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen    Hay fever season    Adverse qualities   
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  Medicinal parts  Has medicinal uses  no Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes  It has a nutty and buttery flavor. The list of beneficial vitamins and minerals found in Arachis hypogaea is impressive; notably vitamin B complex, vitamin E, potassium and protein are all present. Peanut (sometimes called goober) is most often used dried.
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  Fragrance parts  Fragrance intensity    Fragrance category    Dye parts  Dye color 
Propagule  Self sows Pollination method    Planting style  Bush Crop spacing  3' Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period    Harvesting period    Frost tolerance  Tender Heat requirement  Warm Fertilizer  Nitrogen & phosphorus Time to harvest  100 to 120 days
Is edible  yes Culinary uses  Dried Nutritional value  Vitamin B complex   Vitamin E   Potassium   Protein Edible parts  Seeds Description of edible parts Flavor / texture  has a nutty and buttery flavor
Horticulture notes  Typical crop spacing is 3'. It requires warm days for good production. Nitrogen and phosphorus are both required for optimal growth. Estimated time to harvest is 100 to 120 days. Arachis hypogaea tends to self-sow year after year with little effort.
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes  The flowers are typically of a yellow color.

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Last reviewed November 01, 2004   


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