The Story of Turkey Craw
This bean variety was donated to Seed Savers Exchange in 1981 by John Withee of Maine. It was a part of the collection of 1,186 varieties of beans maintained by his Wanigan Associates.
The original seed from this historic bean variety is said to have been found in the craw of a wild turkey. It has been grown widely in Virginia, North Carolina, and Tennessee.
Beans were domesticated in the Americas thousands of years ago and serve as a protein in the diet of humans and animals.