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An investigation on effect of sowing time on growth, phenology and yield attribute of summer groundnut (Arachis hypogaea L.) was conducted at Agrometeorological Station Farm, School of Forestry and Environment, SHIATS-Deemed-To-Be-University, Allahabad during crop season 2013. Sixteen treatment combinations with four dates of sowing (1st March, 11th March, 21st March and 31st March) and four varieties (HNG-69, R-2 (Girnar-2), HNG-10 and M-13) were tried in split plot design with four replications. The growth parameters, yield attributes and yield in terms of characters like plant population was non-significant and the plant height, number of pods per plants, grain yield and haulm yield were significantly influenced by the dates of sowing. The highest pod yield and haulm yield were obtained from the first date of sowing (1st March) and followed by second date of sowing (11th March). The variety HNG-69 gave the highest yield due to more number of pods, number of grains per pod and 100 seed weight, followed by HNG-10 variety. The duration of crop growth stages were influenced by the sowing dates. The delay in sowing reduced the total duration of the crop maturity period. The weather condition during the crop season was more or less normal and satisfactory.