Peanut Types


Runner peanuts are the most commonly grown peanuts in the U.S. and Argentina, representing more than 75 percent of the U.S. crop and 95 percent of the Argentine crop. They are the most common peanut type used in peanut butter manufacturing.


Spanish peanuts have smaller kernels and tend to be “nuttier” in flavor when roasted. Spanish peanuts are typically used for peanut candy, salted peanuts, coated peanuts and peanut butter. They are the predominate type grown in South Africa. Organic Spanish peanuts are available.


Typically found in gourmet snacks, all-natural peanut butter and salted roasted in shell applications, Virginia peanuts have the largest kernel size of all peanut types and are often referred to as “ballpark peanuts.”
Peanut Forms
Peanuts in Shell

In Shell

Red Skin Peanuts

Red Skin

Blanched Peanuts


Peanut Splits


Blanched Peanut Splits

Blanched Splits

Peanut Origins and Grading

Type Jumbo #1 #2 Med Split XL XXL
Runner X X X X
Spanish* X X X
Virginia X X X X X
U.S. In Shell
Type Super Jumbo 7/9 Jumbo 9/11 Fancy
Virginia In Shell X X X
Argentina (Runner Only)
Type </=37(Super Jumbo) 38/42 40/50 50/60 60/70 70/80 80/100 Splits
Raw X X X X X X X X
Blanched X X X
South Africa
Type 50/60 60/70 70/80 80/100
Spanish X X X X

All varieties are offered in high-oleic versions.
*Organic versions available