Did you know the peanut plant is over 7600 years old? Evidence has been found that they originated in Peru. The spread of the peanut across the globe is attributed to the European who traveled extensively in their trading.
Native to Central America, South America and Mexico, the peanut plant grows to about one and a half feet in height.
How Do Peanuts Grow?
This plant develops flowers which form in clusters and the flowers shrivel. The stalk lengthens and turns towards the ground burying the pods which have formed.
When the peanut seed has ripened, the seed coat will turn to a reddish brown. The plant is then harvested. The whole plant is usually (more…)