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Old 02-10-2013, 04:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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I have never grown bananas. I live on the border of zone 7/8 in NC and have just ordered Musa Sikkimensis seeds from GA vines.
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Old 02-10-2013, 09:31 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 02-10-2013, 09:54 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Hello & good luck to you! I live in NC as well!
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welcome..how did you like GA vines..quality good???thinking of placing an order from there
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I have never received banana seeds before so all I can say is that the shipping was superfast and only two of the seeds floated if that means anything. I ordered the Daj Giant and the Helen's Hybrid. I am hoping these will do goo with little to no protection over next winter.
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Thanks for all of the welcomes everyone!
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Good luck with the seeds and keep us updated on how they do!
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So far I have just soaked them for two days. 48 hours was recommended on the package, unless this was just a generic recommendation. I am open to input from people that have had these varieties.
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Hi!

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there are two threads there about Daj Giant and the Helen's Hybrid.


here is what i do:
-soaking 4 days (with 1g/l epsom salt if you have)
-coco soil in closed pot. (to keep humidity)

alternate temp night/day for these seeds. (ex: sunny windows)


Good luck with the seeds
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Thanks, I think I do have some epsom salt around the house. I already put them into some moist peat moss in a shallow pot. Do you think I should take them out and soak them longer?
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you can try to soak longer half of your seeds and see if it is better.

if the seeds are fresh you will have germination within a 8 weeks.

(but this is not a rule, can take longer)
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Welcome Yeehova
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After four weeks, no sprouts yet!
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Soon soon
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Well I have an ensete ventricosum sprout now and a possible sikkimensis sprout which may just be one of my very large canna seeds since they look similar and were germinating in the same soil. I don't want to disturb the roots yet to find the seed coating that is attached.
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Soon soon
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Wait for it !!!

I have found that plants are on their schedule ..............not ours.
Never will be!!!!!
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That is why I am getting a gray hair or two. LOL!!
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