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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 08-10-2020, 01:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
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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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Old 08-10-2020, 08:05 PM   #2 (permalink)
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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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