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Treasure Groundnut

4 Tubers, TRGR $15.20 Out of stock

May Give New Meaning to "Digging for Treasure"

Treasure is one of our most productive groundnut. The 1 - 2 inch long groundnuts are produced in huge abundance along a central 'string' or rhizome fairly close to the surface of the soil. The high yields for this short season selection makes it an ideal groundnut for more northern areas even into zone 4.

The vines of this selection is also vigorous and it would be a good idea to trellis them up to 10 feet to get the maximum photosynthetic advantage.  Treasure is a selection that was made from numerous other fertile non hybrid plants. It may produce edible peas as well. The shallow roots spread quite outward along a single string. Treasure is an amazing producer of foliage and tubers. Certainly the most vigorous selection we have. Ships in the dormant seasons-in spring, fall and winter. 

If we run out in spring, we will automatically ship the tubers in the fall. (We will let you know when this happens.) 

Plant Specs
Genus & Species Apios americana
Seed Source Natural hybrid
Hardiness -25 F
Height (ft) 10-30
Pollination Requirements Cross pollination produces the best peas production.
Soil High organic,wet, or clay loam. Adaptable to a wide range of soil types.
Climate Zone 4ish-9. Seems durable enough to grow in hot climates as well.
Ease of Cultivation Anyone can grow it. No issues with insects or disease. Not super attractive to voles like sunchokes.