Wish List: Jungle Peanut…

I was happen to stumble upon a video from YouTuber Guenivere (The Frugal Gardener) on Jungle Peanuts (Arachis hypogea), which I never heard of before. After researching other videos and website, it sparked my curiosity.

These are an ancient Amazon heirloom peanuts which are likely the ancestors to the commercially grown peanuts today. The are striped like a tiger (a chocolately purple and orange tiger) and I heard the have a great flavor. Unlike common peanuts, they don’t contain aflatoxin and are usually eaten raw.

I’ve grown regular store-bought Peanuts before and think these would be interesting to grow.