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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 07-15-2016, 01:51 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
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It's apparent that most people go to considerably more effort to achieve good germination with their banana seed than I do. I ordered my seed from rarepalmseeds.com earlier in the year. The parcel arrived almost two months ago, and I felt bad as the weeks marched on that I hadn't sewn the first seed. June 15th saw twenty-four seeds finally planted in Pro-Mix BX and finished in coir. The tray sat unwatered past its initial misting apart from what scant rainfall provided. I kept it in deep partial shade among a stand of culinary ginger. Twenty-seven days later I had close to 13% germination, and I suspect that there will be more to follow. These are my first banana seedlings, so I'm super-stoked (not to mention eager to one day consume the rhizome as some Ethiopians still do)!
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Old 07-16-2016, 09:50 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Congrats and good luck my friend!.....
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