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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 08-10-2021, 02:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Ensete ventricosum seed starting from fresh seeds

I posted a while back looking for fresh Ensete Glaucum seeds. I didn't find any but I was fortunate to get a reply offering fresh Ensete ventricosum seeds. I received an envelope with about 4 really fresh bananas and I pulled the seeds out. Here is what happened.

I also purchased 10 seeds from a seller in the UK and they are not included in the counts and are the far right in the pictures.

A couple weeks after planting.

A week later.

The ones in the green container were soaked for 2 weeks. I've already transplanted a bunch from the left tray.

and last week.

I've put some in my flower beds to see what happens and how they dig up for the winter.

I hope this helps someone out or at least is fun to read.

And special thanks to Peter for offering them and letting me experiment. I hope I have some luck with other kinds and I'm still hoping for a Glaucum. I do have some seeds from India but they took so long to get there I'm sure they are old -- but I'm trying anyway.
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Default Re: Ensete ventricosum seed starting from fresh seeds

Amazing progress and documentation of your germination success rate.

Thanks for sharing!
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