Celebrating National Peanut Month

March 2021

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 https://bit.ly/3rEbfjg.

Santa Rosa County leads the state in peanut production according to a 2018 report. Visit the Pensacola News Journal’s article on National Peanut Month to view a collection of photos celebrating the county’s contribution.