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Old 01-28-2023, 08:59 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Default Re: where to get blue java banana seeds for the uk

Originally Posted by peterentwistle View Post

If anyone is listing blue java seeds for sale, its a scam, at best they will be a seeded wild species of banana like Musa sikkimensis, Musa velutina etc, but it might not even turn out to be a banana seed at all, there are a lot of dodgy sellers out there.
Most likely the OP is looking for a vegetative offshoot from a Blue Java but if they're looking for actually seeds from a Blue Java and are concerned about receiving incorrect seeds I would recommend asking the seller to ship the Blue Java fruit with the seeds still in it. The Blue Java fruit is easily identifiable. Because seed formation in a banana cultivar is caused by sexual reproduction it's important to realize that the seeds from a Blue Java fruit will not produce a Blue Java plant. This should also make it obvious that the seed that produce the original or the first Blue Java plant came from the crossing of two other banana varieties neither of which were Blue Java plants.

Here's a link that will further explain actual seeds from a Blue Java fruit.

Seeds From Blue Java Ice Cream Bananas

Originally Posted by PR-Giants View Post
The reality is that most banana growers in the world refer to vegetative offshoots of the banana plant as seedlings. The term seedling was being used long before the United States was even a country. The first time I heard of them being called suckers or pups was when I joined this forum, the terms seem silly but it's mainly only used in the US. Most countries call them seedlings or semillas de guineo/semillas de platano and if the plants were actually grown by seed then further information would be added.
I have banana seedlings: highgate, rose nain, namwa, 1000 finger.

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