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A bit ago someone requested information on perennial peanuts. Cam across this while looking for something else:
Perennial Peanut (Arachis glabrata)
Description: Perennial, long-lived, leafy, 12-16 inches tall, spreading by rhizomes, yellow or orange flowers.
Primary Adaptation: Lower part of Zone A (extreme deep South). Can survive temperatures down to 15 degrees F, but a long cool season greatly reduces production. Grows best on well-drained sandy soils. Will not tolerate poor drainage.
Major Uses: Pasture and hay. High nutritive quality. Generally, 1-2 years are required for establishment of a productive stand.
Establishment: Rhizomes are planted at about 60-80 bu/A from December to early March. Perennial grasses can be interplanted after the peanuts are well established.
Fertilization: Low fertility requirement. Calcium application generally necessary.
Seasonal Production: April-October.
Management: Continuous stocking to maintain a height of at least 4 inches. Rotational stocking should allow at least a 3-week rest between grazing periods of 10 days or less. Two to three hay cuts can be obtained per year. No cutting should be made 5-6 weeks before killing frost to allow replacement of rhizome food reserves.
-- Ken S. in WC TN (firstname.lastname@example.org), September 08, 2000
Thanks for the info Ken! I hope to grow some to hay.
-- Mark (email@example.com), September 09, 2000.