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Tissue Culturing & Other Propagation Techniques of Banana Plants This forum is for discussing propagation techniques of banana plants. Tissue culturing is the popular process of creating clones from a source plant. There are other techniques to propagate banana plants however, such as nicking corms or dividing corms. Learn more inside.


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Old 12-03-2009, 07:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Received Musa Velutina Seeds from Kaye (thank you Kaye!!!) and here they are soaked and ready to plant:



This is the seed starter tray - it has a heated mat underneath it.



The seeds in the little pots:



I have a SPROUT!!!



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Old 12-03-2009, 07:52 PM   #2 (permalink)
 
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Here is what the sprout looks like:





Kinda like a little spider! HA! HA!

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Old 12-03-2009, 08:05 PM   #3 (permalink)
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its cool. in Tc from 1 seeds can be more than 1 bay. i never Tc from seeds of bananas but based on my experience toin Tc some seeds other plant such as anthruiu, strawbeer etc, 1 seeds become alot of baby plant.
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How long did it take to sprout?
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I got them the Friday after Thanksgiving.....so a week for the first one.

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From my experience, you get just about 100 percent germination from fresh velutina seeds.
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Congrats, JaNan. Lookin' real good.
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Great photos JaNan. Thanks for posting them.
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Everyone Kaye (Kaye-ccf) still has FREE fresh Velutina seeds available - you just provide her with a Stamped self addresses envelope. Private Message her and you can get some of these too!

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Wow!! Congratulations!! Only 1 week!? Awesome!! They do look like spiders! Looks like the seed is stuck to the side of the plant, wow! That Kaye sure is nice !!
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The same little sprout shown in the first pictures after 7 days.





It's coming right along.

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Aah - Success! Do you have any more sprouts yet? Mine are starting to slow down. I may need to increase the heat. My setup is in the kitchen and after I spent all of Thanksgiving day cooking, it was very warm in there (80 degrees plus the bottom heat and lights). I had a lot start coming up after that.
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I am going to try creating some hybrid bananas with my velutinas this summer. Despite all the seeds they are sweet and tasty when ripe.
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The same seedling previously pictured - after taking this picture I transferred it to a plastic cup and back on the heat mat.





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Hi JaNan I just got some free Velutina seeds today from austin01.....What kind of soil mix do you have them growing in and how are they doing now??? And where did you get that set up at???? I am going to try to start mine in a few days and really appreciate this thread thanks
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Here is another picture of the first sprout - starting to open up.



These are four new sprouts that I have this morning:



Note: These four sprouted in a sealed baggy with contained moisture. (I have these seeds divided into thirds experimenting to see how fast, medium, conditions affect sprouting)

Nate - the seed starter kit I purchased from Lowes for about $38 - it comes with the heating mat, the mini greenhouse and the peat pots. I figured I could buy all the components separately, and save a few bucks but went ahead and got it all together and saved myself some time.

I want everyone to know the seeds are sprouting faster in the baggy method than in the minigreen house. If you don't have a heated mat the top of a hot water heater works great! I have started many seeds this way.

Also, as a side note - I believe this first sprout started while in transit in the mail just as Kaye said might happen. It would not be that far ahead of the other seeds if it had not.

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how exciting.. thanks for sharing, i've also received the free seeds from austin01 and had sown them just last week. Please keep us posted with your progress And i personally could have something to stare at while waiting for mine to sprout. lol )
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Everyone please let me know if any of the seeds I sent sprout. They are certainly fresh! Cheers.
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Everyone please let me know if any of the seeds I sent sprout. They are certainly fresh! Cheers.



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