What is Perennial Peanut?
Perennial Peanut is a tropical legume and typically planted in the Gulf Coast states such as Florida, Georgia, and Alabama. In these states, perennial peanut hay is well known for having outstanding nutritional values, similar to those of alfalfa, and is highly sought after by horse and goat owners. It is nothing like “peanut hay” made from the residual leaves, stems and roots following peanut harvest. Perennial Peanut looks similar to the common peanut plant but has no underground nut. Since there is no seed, perennial peanut must be planted from the rhizomes of existing plants, taking several years to become established.
Realizing the need for locally produced, high quality hay, MiBek Farms planted perennial peanut in the spring of 2001 becoming the first commercial producers of this superior forage in South Carolina. Please call us for more information on this unique, high quality forage, availability and pricing.