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PlantFiles: Snap Bean (String, Green or French Bean)
Phaseolus vulgaris 'Turkey Craw'

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Family: Papilionaceae (pa-pil-ee-uh-NAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Phaseolus (FAZ-ee-oh-lus) (Info)
Species: vulgaris (vul-GAIR-iss) (Info)
Cultivar: Turkey Craw

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Category:
Annuals
Vegetables

Height:
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Spacing:
3-6 in. (7-15 cm)
6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

Seed Type:
Open Pollinated

Growth Habit:
Climbing

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
N/A

Days to Maturity:
81 to 90 days

Bloom Color:
Blue-Violet
Violet/Lavender

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Propagation Methods:
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Profile:

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral Farmerdill On Nov 4, 2005, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

Stringless, and excellent fresh flavor. [Heirloom from Virginia, North Carolina, and Tennessee.] According to folklore, this variety was cultivated after a hunter shot a turkey, and removed a bean from the craw. The bean was later planted and saved, hence the derivation of the name 'Turkey Craw'. Often used as a cornfield bean. Good canned. Similar to other beans for freezing and drying quality ('leather britches on a shuck'). Pods grow 3-1/2 to 4 in. long and cling to the vines. Seeds are buff, frosted with brown on one end.



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