Wynne Peanut is an improved, Virginia-type peanut that produces large seeds that are great for boiling or roasting. This is a great variety to grow in the backyard garden to produce delicious, home-grown peanuts. Plants have a bush growing habit and are generally upright, usually reaching about 1.5 feet tall. Wynne is a productive variety that produces a significantly high percentage of jumbo pods. The majority of pods will have at least two peanuts, and plants will average about 120-130 peanuts per plant. Wynne Peanut was released in 2013 by a breeding program at NC State University. It combines exceptional productivity with a broad-range of disease resistance which includes Black Rot, Blight and Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus. It also has a high oleic acid content, which allows for longer storage potential after harvest.
Wynne Peanut should be planted in spring after the last frost. Peanuts grow best in well-drained soil and seeds should be planted about 4″ apart, 1.5″ deep along the row. One pound of seed should be sufficient for planting a 100′ row. Peanuts have a long date-to-maturity and need at least 4-5 months of frost-free weather to mature properly. Peanuts may be planted with a walk-behind planter like our Hoss Garden Seeder. We suggest using a #6 seed plate and modifying the hole size to match the seed being planted. Peanuts will need adequate water throughout the warm growing season. As a result, drip irrigation is a great option for peanuts. We suggest burying drip tape and planting double rows on each side of the tape. Minimizing leaf moisture will tremendously help to reduce disease pressure.
Wynne Peanut Planting Information
Planting Method: direct seed
When to Plant: spring
Planting Depth: 1.5″
Seed Spacing: 4″
Row Spacing: 3′
Days to Maturity: 140
Disease/Pest Tolerance: Early Leaf Spot, Cylindrocladium Black Rot, Sclerotina Blight, Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus