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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 03-25-2013, 01:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I ordered ten Musa Sikkimensis, ten Helen's Hybrid, and several Ensete Ventricosum seeds and started the germination process in early February, but I have failed to start a single sprout. I soaked the seeds for a couple of days in tap water and then put them into a shallow pot with moist peat moss. I have been sporadically applying bottom heat and popping them into the refrigerator for short spells rather randomly. They have been kept near a window with bright western afternoon light in a room kept at 78 degrees Fahrenheit. In the exact same conditions, and even in the same shallow pot, I have had several Canna Indica seedlings sprout right up without any sort of seed scarification. I know I should have a more definite plan, but at this stage, have I damaged the seedlings?
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Old 03-25-2013, 05:45 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Some seeds need a little time to do their thing. Patience. Shop around the forum to find the answers as many have been through this experience.
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