then there are way too many 1 nut peanuts. so much work for so little reward.
very rarely will i find a good 4 nut peanut. i am always grateful when i do.
i have heard of the mystical 5 nut peanut, but until last night never really believed they existed. kevin swore he had one a couple months ago, but then squirrelled the nuts into his mouth too fast before i could do a proper accounting.
but last night it all came together and i reached in the bowl and pulled out a real live 5 NUT PEANUT!
5 NUT PEANUT! 5 NUT PEANUT!
i feel like meryl streep in adaptation hunting the white ghost orchid. or ahab in moby dick hunting humps like snowhills.
it’s a great feeling!
EDIT: just checked wikipedia (“peanut“) and now i believe this peanut really was a wonder of nature! they don’t even acknowledge the fact that 5 seed pods EXIST!
The fruits have wrinkled shells that are constricted between pairs of the one to four (usually two) seeds per pod.