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Dau Gauk seeds.

Postby Kleftiwallah » Sat Feb 27, 2010 12:45 pm

Or Dau Gawk seeds, otherwise known as Snake beans (the long beans that are usually seen in Chinese Supermarkets). Anyone out there know of a source (Seedsman's catalogue) of these seeds? Cheers, Tony.
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Re: Dau Gauk seeds.

Postby sally wright » Sat Feb 27, 2010 1:14 pm

Dear Tony,
try looking for yard long beans.
regards Sally Wright.
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Re: Dau Gauk seeds.

Postby Tigger » Sat Feb 27, 2010 1:50 pm

Seeds of Italy sell them.
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Re: Dau Gauk seeds.

Postby alan refail » Sat Feb 27, 2010 4:32 pm

...and a note of caution: they are not reliable croppers even grown in a greenhouse or polytunnel :( :(
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Re: Dau Gauk seeds.

Postby Chantal » Sat Feb 27, 2010 4:55 pm

Agreed Alan. I tried the outside one year (and it was a nice summer) but didn't get a single bean!
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Re: Dau Gauk seeds.

Postby Kleftiwallah » Mon Mar 01, 2010 7:32 pm

I agree with the reliability, I've tried them once before but what the heck, if you don't try......Cheers, to all repliers. Tony.
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Re: Dau Gauk seeds.

Postby mandylew » Wed Mar 03, 2010 2:35 pm

I have tried several times it was someone on here that joked "they didn't even get a yard of the ground" when I decided to give up, i might have some seeds left i'll have a look later for you.
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Re: Dau Gauk seeds.

Postby Colin_M » Wed Mar 03, 2010 9:17 pm

I believe Cevnol Jardin has grown these (or a similar long bean) several times. She's in France so you'll have to compare climate & other growing conditions.

See here for more details. There may be more details on her site, otherwise drop her a line - she's usually pretty helpful. She's also very interested in seed swapping.

I can't blame you for wanting to try - they look great in ethnic shops.
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Re: Dau Gauk seeds.

Postby Tigger » Thu Mar 04, 2010 11:34 pm

That's the answer Colin - buy them in ethnic shops! You only need a few each month and they're not expensive. Use your ground for something you need most days or for a product that costs losts.
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Re: Dau Gauk seeds.

Postby Colin_M » Fri Mar 05, 2010 7:03 pm

Tigger wrote:That's the answer Colin - buy them in ethnic shops!

Sigh! Of course you're probably right.....

However I know how people feel - when you see the rate at which things like Cobra French beans seem to grow in the summer, there's a temptation to hope that the same results could be translated to the longer version.
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Re: Dau Gauk seeds.

Postby alan refail » Sat Mar 06, 2010 7:31 am

Colin_M wrote:
However I know how people feel - when you see the rate at which things like Cobra Frecnh beans seem to grow in the summer, there's a temptation to hope that the same results could be translated to the longer version.


A vain hope since Yard-long beans are most assuredly not Phaseolus vulgaris. They are Vigna unguiculata subsp. sesquipedalis - a different genus of legume altogether - and tropical :!:

When I have managed to tease a few from the plants I found them tough and tastless :(
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Re: Dau Gauk seeds.

Postby Colin_M » Sun Mar 07, 2010 11:50 am

Point well made Alan.

However Cevenol Jardin has had pretty good crops of these under glass. Granted, she's growing them in France but I think the area is not completely mediterranean in climate.

You'll see by looking here that Alan and CJ had some correspondence on this subject and (whether or not they're the exact variety you originally asked about) she had a pretty good crop.

It's fair to say that Alan is right to warn against raising your hopes as there can be issues unless you chose the right variety & cultivation - see here
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Re: Dau Gauk seeds.

Postby mandylew » Sun Mar 07, 2010 8:35 pm

Here are some on e-bay I have bought from this seller before they are really good and the postage is same no matter how many you buy

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... K:MEWAX:IT

sorry i couldnt find any seeds I must have chucked them in a fit of disallusion.
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Re: Dau Gauk seeds.

Postby mandylew » Thu Mar 11, 2010 3:16 pm

actually i have just been through my seed box and found the packet, although they were sow by year 2008 you are welcome to some to try, just drop me your address if you would like me to send them..
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