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

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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

$2.75 ($2.75-$16.90 choose a size)

Special Offer: Buy 8+ @$2.75ea usually:$4.90ea

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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Pinto Peanut Reviews & Tips

Star Rating

★★★★★ 3months 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
★★★★★ 7months 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 .

★★★★★ 10months 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

★★★★★ 1y ago


Pinto Peanut

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

★★★★★ 1y 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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