We begin planting peanuts in early to mid-May each year.
Once the peanut seed germinates, the new plants “crack” the earth and begin growing.
Our peanuts are planted in “twin rows.”
Peanuts require approximately 23 inches of water during the growing season. We supplement rainfall with irrigation to ensure optimal growth.
When the peanuts reach maturity, we invert them with a “digger-shaker” (or inverter) to prepare for harvest.
An aerial view of digging peanuts.
After being inverted, the peanuts dry out in the sun for 3-5 days prior to harvest.
We harvest our peanuts with 4 and 6-row peanut pickers.
Once harvested, our peanuts are transported to the “buying point” where we’ve sold them. From there, they are graded and transported to peanut shellers.