Virginia peanuts, otherwise known as goobers, ground nuts and ballpark peanuts, are actually grown in Virginia as well as other warm southeastern states. Because the Virginia peanut is easy to plant and harvest, it’s a favorite amongst gardeners. The Virginia peanut is a high-yielding crop and produces bigger seeds than other types of peanuts. The ideal time to begin planning for planting Virginia peanuts is in the fall or winter. The first step is to loosen up the soil and get it to a pH level of between 5.8 and 6.2. Limestone is helpful in adjusting the soil’s pH level. Then you should be ready to begin planting the following summer.
- Virginia peanuts are legumes, high-yielding, and they produce larger seeds than other peanut types.
- They have a unique growth cycle that does not require bees and the stalk continues to grow down into the soil.
- They have low growing season of about 90-150 days depending on what it is going to be used for.
“Virginia peanut plants are sensitive to fertilizer burn, adjust the soil pH between 5.8 and 6.2”