|Better Farming Series 17 - Groundnuts (FAO - INADES, 1977, 40 p.)|
6. When you separate the seeds from the pods, that is when you shell the nuts, throw away any seeds spoiled by insects or disease, and any misshapen seeds.
A misshapen seed will not grow well.
If the germ of a seed has been eaten by an insect, the seed will not germinate.
Shell the nuts only a few days before sowing, otherwise the seeds will be dry. Seeds must not be dry before you sow them.