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Old 07-23-2006, 04:04 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Seed Sources ????

Your wife and my wife must read the same handbook.

Are you looking for just ornamental bananas or for edible bananas? Edible bananas are distributed via pups for the most part, or tc clones, since they're often seedless. The seedy bananas like musa velutina and similar are inedible, but still very pretty - so it depends on what you're looking for. I've a food-person myself so I have no seed sources for nanners - but there are a few decent sources for pups. Aside from trading with other growers, there's the likes of:

A and B Tropicals

and Well Spring Gardens has a pretty good rating on Garden Watchdog:

Be well,

Originally Posted by jmilligan1976
Howdy folks, I live in Northern California in Zone 9B and have started many of my bananas from seed off the internet. A couple plants have been purchased at local nursuries BUT as usual they don't have a great variety when I want them.
I was wondering if you more experienced growers from other parts of the US could inform me of good websites or places to get seeds.
Also I see that the majority if talk on this site is TC related and I have yet to dabble in getting any TC'd plants or pups from anyone else.
I guess I get the most satisfaction watching those little seeds sprout and grow wife says that I'm crazy and they are all weeds......I guess I'm doing something right!
Thanks in advance for any good seed sites etc.

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