Peanuts

I have always wondered what a peanut plant looks like and how it grows.

Having moved to ‘peanut growing country’ near Kingaroy, Queensland Australia now we know.

It is pretty fascinating to see how they grow up put out little trendles that grow down into the soil and then produce a peanut on the end.

It is amazing to see something that I have only ever heard about in real life and get the opportunity to actually see what and how it grows.

A bit more information can be found at: http://www.peanutvan.com.au/how-peanuts-are-grown.php

 

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peanut paddock planted down and flourishing

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peanut rows putting nitrogen back into the soil

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peanut plants

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close up view of peanut  plant

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treadle going into the earth to produce a peanut

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young peanut

 

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Contrast of peanuts growing and those that have been turned over to dry out

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Paddock contrast of peanuts growing and those that have been turned over to dry out

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peanut paddock planted down and flourishing

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peanut paddock planted down and flourishing

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close up of laid out to dry

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peanut nodes, you can see the tap root in the centre

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peanuts drying out

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lots of peanuts, abundance on one plant

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fresh peanut – it’s pink inside

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fresh peanuts taste really different to supermarket peanuts. They have a different flavour, texture and smell. VERY interesting!

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