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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 11-28-2012, 01:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Seeds soaked in water 7 days - on the boiler (water changed daily)

Wet Coco substrat - on the boiler too

21 days. The first germinated is this one:



repotted today, this little thing already has long roots

(yes, your seeds James )
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Old 11-28-2012, 02:10 PM   #2 (permalink)
 
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Seeds soaked in water 7 days - on the boiler (water changed daily)

Wet Coco substrat - on the boiler too

21 days. The first germinated is this one:



repotted today, this little thing already has long roots

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Well done JC! Keep up the good work.
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Old 11-28-2012, 03:30 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Nice....I love glaucum. Mine has done very well for me thus far. Should be a monster by next fall!
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well done..on boiler,what temperature would you say??any nicking or scaring of seed??
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well done..on boiler,what temperature would you say??any nicking or scaring of seed??
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Bottom heat is about 35C - 95F.

Half of the seeds are sandpaper scarified.
(the one germinated was not)
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That old chestnut. To scarify or not to scarify.
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That's awesome! Somebody told me banana seeds never grow true to species - each seed-grown plant is different. Is that true?
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I can't understand why banana seeds would not be true to species.
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i have mine in dowe egberts coffee jars sitting on top of radiator. water changed daily.

airing cupboard useless since combi boiler went in attic.

i'm also trying post soak seeds in a ziplock bag with usual damp perlite\vermiculite in a thermos flask of water at 35degs. might work instead of propagator and cheaper...

too early to know results yet.
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Awesome! Could you give us an update so we can see how fast they grow?
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Can't wait to see how things turn out!

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here's the picture update

pics of today



4 ensete glaucum
first on the left was the one on the first picture.
...One is faster grower than others...


2nd batch of seeds soaked since last saturday.
This time all the seeds were sandpaper scarified.
Will be in coco tomorrow for germination.
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@ H20: Awesome! They've grown huge!

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Looking good!
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2nd batch germination ! (took about 10 days)

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I like that a lot.
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Sweet! You are so lucky to have all those sprouts!
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and it's not even christmas...
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