Valencia Peanut Yield of Commercially Available Varieties, New Mexico And
West Texas, 2001- 2012.
| Valencia C
| GenTex 101
| GenTex 102
| GenTex 136
|*Average across eastern New Mexico and West Texas. **Average of three sites: Portales, N.M.; Brownfield, Sudan, Texas. ***Average of three sites: Clovis, Portales, N.M.; Brownfield, Texas.
Source: N. Puppala, peanut breeder, NMSU., Clovis Agriculture Science Center,
2346 SR 288, Clovis, NM, 88101, email: email@example.com.
Georgia Valencia, Georgia Red: Two high-yielding Valencia-
type varieties that are an excellent choice for the freshmarket
boiling trade in the Southeast. These varieties offer
high-yield performance, large pods and seed size and compact
bunch growth habit. Georgia Valencia and Georgia Red offer
better disease tolerance with similar maturity as other Valencia
Valencia A: This variety has a high percentage of three- and
four-kernel pods. The variety has the potential to emerge
more quickly than Valencia C, but takes a few days longer to
reach maturity, approximately 130 to 135 days.
Valencia C: This variety has an excellent percentage of
three- and four-kernel pods. Valencia C emerges one to three
days later than the Valencia A, but relative maturity may be
sooner. It normally yields as well as or slightly higher than
most other Valencia varieties.
GenTex (H & W)101: Released from Harper & Wilson,
this variety has a high percentage of three- and four-kernel
pods. It is similar in maturity to Valencia C, but generally
yields slightly less than Valencia C or GenTex 102.
GenTex (H & W) 102: This variety is similar to GenTex
101 in terms of maturity, but yields higher by a few hundred
pounds. Maturity and yields are comparable to Valencia C.
GenTex (H & W) 136: This large-seeded, large pod variety
may contract for a premium. Yields are comparable to
other top-yielding Valencias, but may grade lower because of
the large shell. Maturity is similar to Valencia C. Caution
should be taken at harvest to minimize digging and combine