Grown from seed, these selections are a mix of fertile pea and tuber producing plants all grown from the Kennebec groundnut. This strain would be perfect for developing short season selections along with easy to harvest types where the tubers are closer to each other when you dig them up.
When you order the Maine groundnut you will get a mix of seedlings all grown from this most northern strain. From what we have seen so far the yields have been significant with this strain and more productive than the Nutty types in the first year. Some have long oblong cylinder shaped tubers and show good vigor even in poor low nitrogen soil. A few of the seedlings have long and narrow tubers which have small tubers and others are more round.
When planting groundnuts, keep in mind not to plant too deep-one to two inches down is deep enough. Lay them on their side horizontally. Harvest after the first frost where the foliage is nearly gone. Can be harvested in the spring and late fall. Our tubers are shipped in the spring and fall when dormant.
|Genus & Species||Apios americana|
|Hardiness||minus 30 F|
|Pollination Requirements||Should be a producer of seeds if cross pollinated by another one or type including the Virginiana.|
|Soil||Moist. Sand or loam easy to grow.|
|Ease of Cultivation||Easy to grow and harvest. Fairly vigorous so provide a good trellis. Full sun for best flowering.|