New Crop Vs. Valencia Boiled Peanuts
19 July, 2017
We often get a lot of phone calls and visitors in the store asking what New Crop Boiled Peanuts are, and how they differ from the year-round variety.
New Crop peanuts (a.k.a. green peanuts) are pulled from the ground at the end of the growing season, and boiled before ever being dried out. These peanuts have a lighter color inside and out, and are also easier to get out of the shell. New Crop are the freshest of boiled peanuts, which is why they are only available May through mid-October. Luckily, Cromer's is one of only a few places that offer New Crop Boiled Peanuts in the state of South Carolina!
Valencia peanuts are the most common form of peanuts that people sell year round: athletic games, fairs, and road side booths. They are dried once pulled from the ground, allowing them to be boiled year round. These peanuts have three or more kernels per shell, and are most commonly used for peanut butter. Valencia peanuts are grown mainly in New Mexico and account for less than one percent of U.S. production. Cromer's offers hot boiled Valencia Peanuts year-round, which many of our customers enjoy a cup on their way out.
Of course, the best way to find out is to stop by and have a sample of each and pick your favorite. Any day of the week during new crop season, we are happy to share this special treat with you as a sample so you can know the difference. What are you waiting for? Stop by today before New Crop Boiled Peanuts are gone!