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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 02-12-2015, 07:24 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Hiya Helen's Banana Musa Musa sp.- Hardy Hybrid

Hi, I'm new here. and this is my first post. I use google translate too do with English, but this is the only forum specialized in bananas.

I live in Republic of Moldova and in our mild winter lately. I bought seeds and banana "Helen's Banana Musa Musa sp.- Hardy Hybrid" and so the seeds began to germinate, has been a month and a few days after planting.

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And so the room temperature is about 20 C, night 18.5 - 19 C. This is minimal for germination?

Banana will grow further by 20 C?

Does anyone have this Helen's Banana? it grows quickly?

Thanks for your understanding I think you understood translate, My name is George.
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Here's some information on Helen's Hybrid from the Wiki on this site:
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Congratulations. I just planted some Helen's Banana seeds too.
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Congratulations. I just planted some Helen's Banana seeds too.
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Germinated? put a picture after rising shortly after germination. Thank you for understanding, (translated by google)

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This is a relatively new Musa hybrid noted for its hardiness. It will survive most European winters and is frost tolerant.

It incorporates Musa sikkimensis and 'Chini Champa' varieties and produces sweet edible fruits (containing hard seeds).

It looks like Musa sikkimensis, however the seeds and plants are smaller.

It will grow rapidly to around 3-4 meters before flowering.

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Wonderful! Congratulations
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I got four different kinds of Banana Plant seeds from seedman.com. Helen's Hybrid, Royal Sweet, Thomson's edible, and Peekels. No germination yet. I just planted the seeds on 2/14/2015. I will post pictures if anything comes up.
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nice work。
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Thanks all...
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I would purchase from this site, but are far from California, US packages arrive to me in 2-3 months.

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Nice job. I have found these to start germinating a few weeks before all my other cold hardy banana seeds.
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Looking good, I have tried Helens with no germination unfortunately. I did get Musa Sikkimensis to germinate and am now trying to germinate Musa Griersonii
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I got four different kinds of Banana Plant seeds from seedman.com. Helen's Hybrid, Royal Sweet, Thomson's edible, and Peekels. No germination yet. I just planted the seeds on 2/14/2015. I will post pictures if anything comes up.

Hello, do you have any of the Helens hybrid plants for Sale?
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Nothing came up.
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Nothing came up.

Do you know someone that may have?
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No. I got the seeds from seedman.com. I purchased Seeds on 02/14/2015
Nothing came up

Helen's Hybrid
Royal Sweet
Thomson's edible
Peekel's Bananas

I again purchased seeds on 05/25/2016. I'm still waiting.

Royal Sweet
Burmese Blue

If they don't come up I want to try again. Maybe I will try a different company. I have had luck with different seeds from this company. I think the seeds need to be fresh.

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