Turkey Craw Bean

Turkey Craw Bean



  • 1 lb
  • Pole bean
  • Stringless pods
  • Brown beans with tan flecks
  • Snap or dry bean
  • 80-100 days
  • ±1,100 seeds/lb


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Item Details

Turkey Craw Bean (Phaseolus vulgaris ‘Turkey Craw’): Collected in regions of Virginia, North Carolina, and Tennessee, this variety’s original seed is reported to have been found in a wild turkey’s craw. As they mature, the stringless 6″ pods enclose attractive brown seeds with tan flecks and brown eye rings. Used as a snap bean or a dry bean; excellent canned or frozen. From the Wanigan Associates Collection organized by the late John Withee. Pole habit, snap or dry, 80-100 days. ±1,100 seeds/lb.

Learn to Grow Turkey Craw Bean

Instructions – Sow seeds outdoors after the danger of frost has passed and soil and air temperatures have warmed. Harvest snap beans frequently for increased yields. Leave some pods on the vine and harvest when completely mature for dry beans.

Planting Benefits:

  1. Heirloom Variety: This variety holds cultural and historical significance, and growing it helps to preserve agricultural biodiversity.
  2. Climbing Variety: Being a pole bean, Turkey Craw can be grown vertically, making it suitable for gardens where space is a concern.
  3. High Yielding: These plants are known for their high yield.
  4. Disease Resistance: The variety has a degree of resistance to common bean diseases.
  5. Adaptable: It can adapt to various soil and climate conditions.


Health Benefits:

  1. High in Protein: As with other beans, Turkey Craw provides a significant amount of plant-based protein.
  2. Dietary Fiber: They are a good source of dietary fiber, promoting digestive health.
  3. Rich in Iron: These beans are a good source of iron, essential for the formation of hemoglobin and optimal oxygen transport in the body.
  4. Antioxidants: They are rich in antioxidants, helping to neutralize harmful free radicals in the body.
  5. High in Vitamins: They provide a good amount of essential vitamins, particularly B-vitamins, for various body functions.


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