Groundnut - Harvesting

In sandy, soils, the crop is harvested by pulling up the plants to which the pods adhere by tough wiry stalks. However, on heavy soils bambara groundnuts are harvested by digging up just like true groundnuts. This can be done with a groundnut lifter, but as bambara groundnut is primarily a peasant crop they are usually lifted by hoes.

After lifting, they are left 5-7 days to dry and then stripped and stored in bins. Bambara groundnuts can be stored in shells for more than a year.


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