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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



Also Known As

Goober Pindars (Pendars) Groundnut

Type of Plant

Annuals Annuals
Vegetables Vegetables

Bloom Season

July - September


Fall Fall
Summer Summer


Max height Max Height: 1.5'
Max spread Max Spread: 2'


  • Annual
  • Edible
  • Vegetable

  • Sunlight Exposure

    Full Sun Full Sun


    Native Range

    Tropical South America


    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 Grown by Washington

    Planted at Mount Vernon

    Planted at Mount Vernon Fruit Garden & Nursery Pioneer Farm Slave Cabin Garden

  • Fruit Garden & Nursery
  • Pioneer Farm
  • Slave Cabin Garden

  • Hardiness Zones

    USDA basemap

    Average annual extreme minimum temperature 1976-2005

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