Turkey Craw Bean
- Pole bean
- Stringless pods
- Brown beans with tan flecks
- Snap or dry bean
- 80-100 days
- ±1,100 seeds/lb
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
Direct Seed: 2" Apart
Seed Depth: 1"
Support: Trellis, tepee, or fencing
Light: Full Sun
Instructions - Sow seeds outdoors after 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.
Ratings & Reviews
Turkey Craw beans
New to the garden this year. Mid July and these are crawling up every where...so far so good.
Classic country pole green bean
Turkey Craw is an old time vigorous pole green bean. Good snap green and the beans fill out inside the pods if you let them, but they will get a string unless you pick them young and flat. Not hard to pull the strings when you remove the ends of the pods. Or you can leave them on the vine for dry beans.I found them to produce quicker than the 80 days stated here. Old heirloom beans like this are considered to be more flavorful than bush beans.
Good sturdy bean
by Mark in Palo Alto
Grew these for the first time this year. Had a little trouble getting them going, but once established, these turned into a great pole bean. Grown as snap bean, these are best picked when they are 3 - 3 1/2 inches long. It is sturdy bean, short but thick for its size. I will definitely be growing them again next season. Good bean, good flavor, good production.
delicious and prolific
I love these! For a while I thought they weren't going to produce at all - it took them 2+ months to produce a flower. But once they got going, they didn't stop. Still flowering in October!