March is National Peanut Month! Florida farmers grow peanuts on approximately 170,000 acres of Florida soil with the majority of peanut acreage in the Panhandle and Suwannee Valley. Peanuts are legumes, meaning they grow inside of a shell and unlike most nuts, peanuts grow underground.
Florida springtime temperatures offer the ideal weather conditions for planting since they typically require 140-160 frost-free days before harvesting. For more fun and interesting Florida peanut facts, visit
Santa Rosa County leads the state in peanut production according to a 2018 report. Visit the Pensacola News Journal’s article onto view a collection of photos celebrating the county’s contribution.