Groundnut Seed

INTRODUCTION
groundnuts are grown for their edible seeds which are used as a nutritious pulse and not as an oilseed. The fresh seeds may be eaten in the unripe stage, but mature seeds are very hard and have to be roasted or boiled. The dried seeds are sometimes ground into flour. The ripe seeds produce an almost balanced food with 16-21% protein, 4-7% fat and 50-60% carbohydrates.

Bambara is an annual low growing leguminous plant with small flowers, which after fertilization develop flower stalks which elongate and push into the ground, where the 1-2 seeded pods develop, in a similar manner to groundnuts. It is found wild in West Africa, and is cultivated throughout tropical Africa, in Madagascar and the Far East. It is widely grown in Zambia.


More Information on Groundnuts
Origin And Botany | Varietal Development And Maintenance | Land Selection | Land Preparation | Planting | Fertilization | Irrigation | Weed Control | Plant Protection | Roguing | Harvesting | Field Inspection

Depots

Chipata Depot
Stand No. 931 David Kaunda Rd
P.O. Box 510695, Chipata
Tel: +260 216 21500
Eastern province

Kapiri Mposhi Depot
Stand No. 911 Great North Rd
P.O. Box 810194, Kapiri Mposhi
Tel: +260 215 271166/74
Central Province

Kitwe Depot
Kitwe Show Grounds
P.O. Box 22196, Kitwe
Tel: +260212 226777
Coperbelt Province

Mazabuka Depot
Lubombo Rd
P.O. Box 670174, Mazabuka
Tel: +260 213 30275
Southern Province