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Planted at Mount Vernon


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  • Hardiness Zones

    Average annual extreme minimum temperature 1976-2005


    Peanuts are small leguminous plants with many bright yellow flowers. They form their fruits underground and they should be harvested in the fall when the plant begins to yellow.

    Latin Name

    Arachis hypogaea


    Family

    Fabaceae


    Also Known As

    Goober , Pindars (Pendars) , Groundnut


    Type of Plant

    Annuals
    Vegetables

    Bloom Season

    July - September


    Seasons

    Fall
    Summer

    Specifications

    Max Height: 1.5'
    Max Spread: 2'

    Uses

  • Annual
  • Edible
  • Vegetable

  • Sunlight Exposure

    Full Sun

    Colors


    Native Range

    Tropical South America


    History

    George Washington requested that Clement Biddle procure a bushel of "Ground Pease, or pindars, as they are called" for him in February of 1798.


    Other Details

    Grown by Washington

    Bartlett Tree Expert Company has been working with Mount Vernon Estate since 2011 providing expert arboricultural care and GPS mapping for the estate’s historic trees, as well as support from their research facility.   Mount Vernon is proud to partner with Bartlett Tree Experts and appreciates their sponsorship of George Washington’s Mount Vernon Plant Finder App.

    Bring Washington's Garden Home

    Purchase our historic seeds, collected from plants grown at Mount Vernon and plant them in your own garden.

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