Florunner peanut pods (Arachis hypogaea L.) were sampled at nine weekly intervals from 92 to 148 days after planting (DAP) in crop year 1979. The fresh pods were divided into six maturity categories according to the color and structure of the mesocarp. After drying, individual pods and seed for each maturity class and date were sized over a series of screen slots conforming to official grade standards. The cumulative distribution function (CDF) for the logistic distribution was used to quantify the cumulative percentage by weight of pods and seed which rode a designated screen. The parameters of the logistic CDF were regressed separately by maturity class as functions of plant age. These relationships provide a mathematical approach for a better understanding of the influence of pod maturity and plant age on pod and seed sizes.
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Keywords: peanuts, seed size, pod size, maturity, Plant age
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Williams, E. & Ware, G. & Lai, J. & Drexler, J., (1987) “Effect of Pod Maturity and Plant Age on Pod and Seed Size Distributions of Florunner Peanuts”, Peanut Science 14(2), p.79-83. doi: https://doi.org/10.3146/i0095-3679-14-2-7