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Old 06-11-2009, 07:00 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Hi all, just wondering how any uk residents if any have done with Ensete glaucum AkA Snow Banana, I am just trying some seeds. Its been a couple of weeks now with no movement. Any advice or experiences shared would be greatly appreciated
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Old 06-11-2009, 08:03 AM   #2 (permalink)
 
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They should pop soon. Quite easy from seed. They need about 30 - 35 degrees constant temperature. I tried them, but I don't think ensetes work too well in the UK climate. They aren't hardy as I've seen them described on ebay.
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On the topic of Ensete germination you could also talk to Dalmatiansoap, he's something like our local expert.
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Whoaaaa! Ante, that's something coming from Jack! You think I can learn from you the expert?
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Well Tog
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Whoaaaa! Ante, that's something coming from Jack! You think I can learn from you the expert?
Now I don't know whether you ment it ironically or not. Anyways, I think that Ante has had enough experience and most of all - succes - in germination to be of great help to anyone starting...
Personally, I haven't tried it (at least not with bananas), because growing many seeded varieties would serve only esthetical purpose and that's something I cannot waste my resources on in this climate. Although, I will be trying Musa basjoo 'Rubra' and Ensete ventricosum 'Maurelli' very soon.
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Hi all, just wondering how any uk residents if any have done with Ensete glaucum AkA Snow Banana, I am just trying some seeds. Its been a couple of weeks now with no movement. Any advice or experiences shared would be greatly appreciated
Depends on the freshness of the seeds really.
You can expect anything from a few weeks to several months
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I got the seeds from an ebay shop, so they probably won't be in the best condition. I will just have to sit tight and cross my fingers. "Patience is a virtue" Or so they say!
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