- Seed Size: Medium – approx. 650 seed/pound
- Pod Yield Potential: Excellent – has performed better than ‘Georgia-06G’ in tests across several Florida locations over the past two years. In a Marianna, FL test plot, the pod yield was over 6000 pounds/acre with grade in the upper 70’s.
- Market Type: Runner
- Maturity: Approximately 140-145 days under irrigation
Description: The University of Florida peanut breeding program has developed a new runner type peanut variety named FloRun™ ‘T61’. The new variety is still in the seed increase stage with about 50 acres of seed produced in 2021, so it is about 2 years from commercial seed availability. The pod yield of FloRun™ ‘T61’ has been excellent and better than ‘Georgia-06G’ in tests across several Florida locations in the past two years. In 2021, it performed very well in three on-farm demonstration plots in Florida topping the yield in two of the three locations. FloRun™ ‘T61’ has high yield potential, high grades and outstanding resistance to spotted wilt (TSWV) which is the reason for the “T” in ‘T61’. During several years of testing, FloRun™ ‘T61’ has proven to resist TSWV and produce high yields when disease pressure from TSWV reduced yield of other varieties. It has a medium seed size with about 650 seeds per pound and just over 40% medium kernels on an in-shell basis. FloRun™ ‘T61’ has high oleic oil and should be an excellent choice for farmers, shellers and manufacturers who need peanuts with the high oleic trait. The new variety was developed at the University of Florida, North Florida Research and Education Center in Marianna, Florida and was released in 2020.
To view the Peanut Variety Fact Sheet for FloRun™ ‘T61’, please click here.