There are 4 types of peanuts growing in the USA: Runner, Virginia, Spanish and Valencia....
Peanuts are planted after the last frost in April or early May and heaviest harvesting months are September and October.
Peanut plants originated in South America.
A mature peanut plant produces about 40 pods that then grow into peanuts.
Most USA peanut farms are family-owned and operated. Average peanut farms 100 acres.
January 24th is National Peanut butter month.
It takes about 540 plants to make a 12 ounce jar of peanut butter.
There are enough peanuts in one acre to make 30,000 peanut butter sandwiches.
Two peanut farmers have been elected president of the USA: Thomas Jefferson and Billy Carter.
Astronaut, Allen Sheppard took a peanut with him to the moon.
Peanut butter was the secret behind "Mr. Ed", TV's talking horse.
Four of the top 10 candy bars manufactured in the USA contain peanuts or peanut butter. ........(internet)
"SOUTHERN TREAT - BOILED PEANUTS"
HERE IN THE DEEP SOUTH,WE LOVE OUR BOILED PEANUTS. WE LIKE OUR GOOBER ROASTED, TOASTED, PARCHED, DIPPED IN CHOCOLATE, SALTED, UNSALTED, IN SOUP, GROUND INTO PEANUT BUTTER, IN CANDY, COOKIES, AND ICE CREAM AND PIES. BUT IN THE SUMMERTIME, WE LIKE'M BOILED.
IT IS BELIEVED THAT BOILED PEANUTS HAVE BEEN A SOUTHERN INSTITUTION SINCE THE WAR BETWEEN THE STATES (1861-18650.
WHEN GENERAL SHERMAN AND HIS TROOPS MARCHED THRU GEORGIA, THE CONFEDERACY WAS SPLIT IN TWO AND DEPRIVED OF MUCH NEED SUPPLIES.
WITHOUT FOOD, PEANUTS WERE AN IMPORTANT NUTRITIONAL SOURCE FOR THE CONFEDERATE SOLDIERS. WITH COOKING FACILITIES SCARCE, SOLDIERS ROASTED THE PEANUTS OVER CAMPFIRES OR BOILED THEM. NO IDEA WHO CAME UP WITH THE IDEA OF ADDING SALT WHEN BOILING THE PEANUTS BUT THE SALT PRESERVED THEM FOR SEVERAL DAYS.