Bean 'Turkey Craw' (Organic)

Phaseolus vulgaris
Organic

An heirloom pole bean that is crisp and tasty when young and sweet and meaty when dry, the beans reach around 10-15cm. With an intriguing history tracing back to a wild turkey's craw, this rare heirloom comes from the Diggers Seed Vault and we are pleased to be able to share this with our members.

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Bean 'Turkey Craw' (Organic)

A unique heirloom variety originating from the regions of Virginia, North Carolina, and Tennessee, its' name is truly indicative of its history. Said to have been discovered in the craw(crop) of a wild turkey in the mid-1800s, this dual-purpose pole bean produces a large crop of versatile beans which are delicious when young, green, and snappy, and can also be used in cooking when allowed to mature and dry on the vine where they develop a sweet, rich, buttery and meaty taste and texture. The seeds are known for their beautiful, frosted brown and tan appearance.
How to grow

These fast growing annuals should be direct sown or planted out after all risk of frost has passed. Pick daily for highest yields. Well drained, pH neutral to alkaline soil is ideal, as is the addition of potassium and blood and bone. Mulch around your beans thoroughly- beans are shallow rooted and are easily damaged with close cultivation. Beans can be used fresh, they also freeze well or can be left on the plant to develop large, dried seeds which can be used in soups and stews.

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