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PeteMoss 08-10-2020 01:15 PM

Banana seeds goo coat
 
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I ordered ensete glaucum seeds from eBay, and at the same time they were delivered I had another package of tiny seeds arrive labeled “bananas”. I put them in the water with the ensete seeds and less than 12 hours later the tiny seeds formed this sticky goo coating. I separated them from the ensete seeds in case it’s some kind of mold. Anybody seen this, or even know what these seeds might be?

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pjkfarm 08-10-2020 08:05 PM

Re: Banana seeds goo coat
 
Looks like a basil seed and "goo" is normal around it. but maybe a real banana expert can answer. My experience with getting banana seeds via internet has been they are scams :-( most of the time.
If any banana expert reads this, I am having trouble germinating my ensete seeds (some now going on for 3 months).. I have thousands from one flower and just wonder about pollination. Are they self pollinating? The seeds look like regular ensete seeds, hard as a rock and like a big pea, black. Just like the ones I started these plants from.
I tried some as soon as the nanas turned orange, now they are all turning to black goo. Could it be that they need to "ferment" in their own juices for a while?


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