Hi ya'l, .... here's our rare peanut from south africa ......(Arachis hypogaea)... black peanut is a rare and very hard to find heirloom that has be growing in the Delta in South Africa for over 3000 years! ......Peanuts originate from South America, and have been in cultivation there for at least three thousand years. The black peanut is known throughout Latin America as cacahuete negro. Peanuts have also played a large part in the culinary history of the American South, where they are known as pindars. The black peanut in particular may have been used by African slaves as a substitute for black bambarra, which is important in African folk medicine as an aphrodisiac.....
...Fun Facts .... Peanuts are extremely nutritious food, energizing, peanut is a natural source of essential amino acids, nervous tonic, high content of vitamins in group B, they’re also called “the nerve food”. these are involved in inducing sleep and mental relaxation.....They have antiviral and anticancer properties, cancer in the first phase can be cured by peanut-consuming, it was observed that interferon producing leukocytes in cancer enhance their activity by 24-25 times. Peanuts also have aphrodisiac effect by stimulating the activity of sex glands, nutritionists have shown that daily consumption of peanuts for a year, increase sexual appetite with over 35% to 25% in men and women. Helps in hormonal balance especially in women who use contraceptives. Peanuts also have the ability to dissolve kidney stones.... Black Peanut – A rare heirloom, black-skinned peanut, the black peanut may have been used as a substitute for black bambarra(African ground nut). Black bambarra is important in African folk medicine as an aphrodisiac.....Disclaimer - The herbal information on this post is intended for educational purposes....... ' Black Peanut ' produces sweet tasting, black-skinned peanuts that are slightly larger than 'Spanish' peanuts....Black peanuts frequently have three or four per shell and are a deep violet-black .....Can be container grown .......Growing Peanuts:
Plant your peanuts 1-3 inches deep in well-worked sandy soil which is high in organic matter. Space your seeds (or your seedlings if you have started them indoors) 6-8 inches apart. Keep well-watered until the plants start to flower and then water less. If there is too much rain or humidity (or watering!) at flowering time, this can be a cause of blind (empty) pods. Mulching well will help the pegs to become established. .......... Harvesting
The pods ripen 90 to 110 days after the seeds are planted....upon the leaves starting to turn yellow/brown... harvest your peanuts, cut off the main root of the peanut plant by cutting through the soil just below the level of the peanut pods.
Lift the plant and shake it, and turn it upside and leave to dry - this will take about 3-4 days. Make sure the drying peanuts are well ventilated and kept out of the rain. When dry, remove the peanut pods from the rest of the bush and store them in a cool dry place.