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Banana Seed Germination Forum As one of the toughest seeds in the plant kingdom to figure out the keys to germination success with, this is a forum with banana seed germination tips. Please entitle posts like "Musa balbisiana," or "Musa cheesmani," etc. People would then post a reply under that heading, sharing their germination successes (and failures), what materials and methods they used, germination percentage, etc.

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Old 11-21-2008, 02:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey all,
I haven't been posting much lately due to everything going on in life. Just had a question as to the best way to store banana seeds. I have several different types that I am going to try and start later on this winter and wanted to see what others do with theirs. I am afraid to start them now and have too many seedlings to deal with inside over the winter, so I plan on starting them around the first of the year. Could any of you please let me know how the best way to store them would be? I would greatly appreciate any advice anyone could give. Take care and see ya around...

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Old 11-21-2008, 03:00 PM   #2 (permalink)

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Randy, room temperature should be fine. I just have mine in a ziploc bag in a drawer in a room in the house. They should be sealed in a bag.
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I've hearde that some of the more or less cold tolerant species (velutina, sikkimensis, itinerans, Musella) should be stored in the fridge (2 - 4 deg C) so I do that will all my banana seeds, just in case.
I have no clue if it helps preserve them any longer, never tested that.
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