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Arachis Genus

Peanut

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General Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained
  • WaterSemi-moist

Description

Arachis genus (Peanut). This genus includes about 70 species of annual or perennial herbaceous plants, including the peanut which has small pea-like yellow flowers.

Characteristics

Annuals or Perennials, Vegetables

Origin

South America.
The name Arachis is the Greek word for 'legume'.

Interest and use

Culinary use: The peanut is from South America; they are eaten after a process of drying.

Other species are used as forage crops for grading animals as well as soil conditioners, as the plants fix nitrogen.

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