Using Pinto Peanut as a ground cover in a fruit tree orchard

(1/7) Using Pinto Peanut as a ground cover in a fruit tree orchard

Guinea Fowls love foraging through the Pinto Peanut ground cover in our Exclusion Orchard

(2/7) Guinea Fowls love foraging through the Pinto Peanut ground cover in our Exclusion Orchard

Close up of the flowers of the Pinto Peanut Legume

(3/7) Close up of the flowers of the Pinto Peanut Legume

An excellent ground cover in orchards

(4/7) An excellent ground cover in orchards

Pinto Peanut For Sale (Size: Medium)  (Grown from Seed)

(5/7) Pinto Peanut For Sale (Size: Medium) (Grown from Seed)

Leaf of the Pinto Peanut

(6/7) Leaf of the Pinto Peanut

Pinto Peanut For Sale

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Pinto Peanut

Arachis pintoi
Plant List > Farm Trees > Pinto Peanut
Excellent legume groundcover for orchards, Pinto forms a thick, luxuriant mat 20-30 cm deep, with attractive yellow pea flowers; it suits frost-free areas and is moderately tolerant of shade. Will control weeds, soil erosion and also fix nitrogen in the s... Read More
Other Names: Amarillo peanut

$16.90 ($4.90-$16.90 choose a size)

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We previously had the most to buy in Sep and Mar. With limited quantities for sale in other months. They are unlikely to be available in May. Remember to click above to get notified when it is available once more.

Specifications of Pinto Peanut

Preferred Climate Tropical, SubtropicalLearn About Climate Zones

Grown From CuttingLearn About Propagation Methods

Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions) 0-1m

Plants required to Pollinate 1 (Self Pollinating)Learn about Pollination

Can it Handle Frosts? Yes

Amount of leaves in Winter? All Leaves (Evergreen)

Water Requirements Moderate Watering

Sun or Shade Full (Sun:80%-100%)

Preferred Soil Type Good Drainage

Soil pH Neutral (6.6-7.3pH)

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$34.00 ($14.90-$79.00 choose a size)

This bright red cherry like fruit has varying tastes during different stages as it ripens. When fully ripe the fruit is juicy and aromatic with its acid content giving it a sweet acid apple-like flavour. The tree can produce a number or crops each year, making for quite a long harvest season. Our selection is called the acerola Florida Sweet Cherry and is a pleasant eating variety that is not too sour. The acerola is well suited to pot culture where it can be kept to a smaller size. It could also be grown this way in cooler climates where it can be moved to a warmer position in the winter. A word of warning the foliage of the plant is covered in tiny irritating stinging hairs that can produce an allergic reaction. When pruning your trees wear a long sleeved shirt and a pair of gloves.
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Pecan - Shoshonii (B) SP

$24.00 ($24.00-$49.00 choose a size)

A precocious and heavy cropping variety in subtropical areas. Good quality medium to large oval nuts with a thin shell. A vigorous tree with an upright habit that makes an excellent backyard tree. Suited to high density plantings.
Special Offer: Buy 2+ @$24.00ea usually:$39.00ea

Lychee - Salathiel

$79.00 ($59.00-$79.00 choose a size)

Tree has an open dome shape with excellent quality fruit. Well suited to subtropical conditions. Beautiful coloured fruit with very small seed. Needs protection from wind when young. Mid season

Pepper - Black

$29.00 ($29.00-$39.00 choose a size)

Cultivated for the fruit which is dried and used as a spice and seasoning. The fruits are dark red when fully ripe. Immature fruits can be picked as green pepper, black pepper is the fruit dried with the skin on and white pepper is the dried seed only. Black pepper is the worlds most widely traded spice.
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Plum - Satsuma

$42.95 ($42.95-$59.00 choose a size)

Red to purple flesh with a freestone. The flavour is good, the growth vigorous and its bears particularly well, in fact to get large fruits it may require thinning. The firm, juicy flesh has a sweet spicy flavour. 350 - 400 hours chill. Bears November to early December.

Kumquat - Nagami

$39.00 ($39.00-$39.00 choose a size)

The small oval fruit is a brilliant deep orange colour with a highly aromatic skin. The fruit holds on the tree for a long period adding to its high ornamental value. It can be eaten whole as a fresh fruit or in the same way as other kumquats.

Pinto Peanut Reviews & Tips

Star Rating

★★★★★ 8months ago


Pinto Peanut

I have a large flock of guinea fowl, and I'm hoping that this year they will be able to forage on some yummy treats. The plants arrived in excellent condition - the weather is variable in this cool, temperate zone, so I'm establishing a few beds for them in areas they like to forage, and rooting cuttings to establish more plants faster

Jann Vegh
★★★★★ 1y ago

Bundaberg , Queensland , Australia

Pinto Peanut

Have used this before & loved the coverage. Not invasive, low growing, but great all round ground cover with soil benefits .

★★★★★ 1y ago


Pinto Peanut

I planted pinto peanut to be solely used as a living mulch around my fruit trees + in my opinion it looks aesthetically pleasing

★★★★★ 2y ago


Pinto Peanut

Really excited to grow this - aiming to add this to my living mulch and fruit tree cover crop area -

★★★★★ 2y ago


Pinto Peanut

On delivery the cuttings were 10 out of 10 quality. Was looking for a legume for ground cover to aerate soil and provide nitrogen. Have planted and are doing well partly shade.

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