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The new peanut variety Titan was released by Virginia Cooperative Extension’s Tidewater Agricultural Research and Extension Center (AREC) in 2010. Titan is an extra-large seeded peanut with an exceptionally high content of jumbo pods and super-extra-large kernels (super-ELK; Balota et al. 2011). It has the largest jumbo pod content of any cultivar available at this time, with values ranging from 69 to 97 percent in tests conducted from 1997 to 2008. Titan had 36 to 60 percent super- ELK content with seeds averaging 1,437 mg per seed. Because of these characteristics, Titan is well-suited for in-shell use and for gourmet and green boiling products.
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Issued in furtherance of Cooperative Extension work, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Virginia State University, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture cooperating. Edwin J. Jones, Director, Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg; M. Ray McKinnie, Administrator, 1890 Extension Program, Virginia State University, Petersburg.
June 18, 2013