Peanut Seeds - Carolina Black

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Peanut Seeds - Carolina Black

Heirloom. Produces sweet tasting, black-skinned peanuts that are slightly larger than Spanish peanuts. 2-3 seeds per pod.

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Heirloom. 110 days. [Introduced 1999 by SESE from seed sent by Derek Morris.] One of the varieties grown during the 1800's was the African peanut (also known as the North Carolina peanut). It may have been a black peanut, possibly the same as the variety we call 'Carolina Black.' According to food historian William Woys Weaver, the black peanut may have been used as a substitute for black Bambarra (African ground nut) by the black community. Black Bambarra is important in African folk medicine as an aphrodisiac. The N. Carolina climate won't support black Bambarra, but the black peanut grow there without difficulty. Carolina Black produces sweet tasting, black-skinned peanuts that are slightly larger than Spanish peanuts. Cannot ship to CA and Canada.


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