India is the second biggest producer of peanuts in the World after China. India and China produces about 2/3rds of total peanut production of the World. Annual production of peanuts in India exceed 6 million metric tonnes. The two major varieties of peanuts produced in India are Bold (Virginia) and Java (Spanish).
The winter crop of peanuts is rain-fed crop whereas the summer crop is irrigated. 70% of the winter crop is the bold variety and 85% of the summer crop is Java variety
The Bold variety peanuts are typically red skinned with elongated shape. The Java variety peanuts are pink skinned with round spheroid shape.
'Varieties and Sizes'
BOLD : 38/42, 40/50, 50/60, 60/70, 70/80, 80/90, 80/100
JAVA : 60/70, 70/80, 80/90, 80/100