Bananas.org

Welcome to the Bananas.org forums.

You're currently viewing our message boards as a guest which gives you limited access to participate in discussions and access our other features such as our wiki and photo gallery. By joining our community, you'll have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload photos, and access many other special features. Registration is fast and simple, so please join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.

Go Back   Bananas.org > Banana Forum > Banana Seed Germination Forum
The Facebook Platform
Register Photo Gallery Classifieds Wiki Chat Map Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

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.


Members currently in the chatroom: 0
The most chatters online in one day was 17, 09-06-2009.
No one is currently using the chat.

Reply   Email this Page Email this Page
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 10-02-2007, 08:35 PM   #1 (permalink)
Moderator

 
Gabe15's Avatar
 
Location: Oahu, Hawaii
Zone: 12
Name: Gabe
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 3,722
BananaBucks : 13,230,770
Feedback: 5 / 100%
Said "Thanks" 1 Times
Was Thanked 7,466 Times in 2,007 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 8 Times
Default Musa balbisiana x velutina

I put 10 of these in a little seed bag wrapped in a wet piece of paper towel (no prior soaking of the seeds) and set them on my windowsill and had 100% germination in about 2 weeks.

I had a picture of them all germinating, but I think I lost the picture and I planted them all so I can't take any more right now. I hope to grow at least one out to maturity here, maybe more though if I have room.
__________________
Growing bananas in Colorado, Hawaii and Washington since 2004.
Gabe15 is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To Gabe15

Join Bananas.org Today!

Are you a banana plant enthusiast? Then we hope you will join the community. You will gain access to post, create threads, private message, upload images, join groups and more.

Bananas.org is owned and operated by fellow banana plant enthusiasts. We strive to offer a non-commercial community to learn and share information. Receive all three issues from Volume 1 of Bananas Magazine with your membership:
   

Join Bananas.org Today! - Click Here


Sponsors

Old 10-02-2007, 09:09 PM   #2 (permalink)
Digger Extraordinaire
 
BGreen's Avatar
 
Location: Kansas
Zone: Zone 5b/6a
Name: Ben
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 296
BananaBucks : 93,363
Feedback: 2 / 100%
Said "Thanks" 19 Times
Was Thanked 44 Times in 28 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 0 Times
Default Re: Musa balbisiana x velutina

Wow, Nice job!
__________________
Take care,

BGreen
BGreen is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To BGreen
Old 10-02-2007, 11:18 PM   #3 (permalink)
Tally-Man

 
MediaHound's Avatar
 
Location: Davie, Florida
Zone: 10
Name: Jarred
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 5,244
BananaBucks : 1,369,485
Feedback: 66 / 100%
Said "Thanks" 3,777 Times
Was Thanked 4,698 Times in 1,240 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 2,059 Times
Default Re: Musa balbisiana x velutina

It doesn't get much better than that
__________________
Apologies in advance if I am slow to reply to your PM. I suggest posting in the forums for support if you need something urgent.
MediaHound is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To MediaHound
Old 10-03-2007, 05:13 PM   #4 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Java16's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 38
BananaBucks : 49,196
Feedback: 0 / 0%
Said "Thanks" 2 Times
Was Thanked 7 Times in 6 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 1 Times
Default Re: Musa balbisiana x velutina

Just wondering, how do you get musa balbisiana and musa velutina to interbreed? I thought that seperate species could not do this.
Java16 is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To Java16
Old 10-03-2007, 05:32 PM   #5 (permalink)
Moderator

 
Gabe15's Avatar
 
Location: Oahu, Hawaii
Zone: 12
Name: Gabe
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 3,722
BananaBucks : 13,230,770
Feedback: 5 / 100%
Said "Thanks" 1 Times
Was Thanked 7,466 Times in 2,007 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 8 Times
Default Re: Musa balbisiana x velutina

many wild banana species cross very easily, it can be done by standard cross pollination.
__________________
Growing bananas in Colorado, Hawaii and Washington since 2004.
Gabe15 is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To Gabe15
Sponsors

Old 05-10-2008, 01:17 PM   #6 (permalink)
Moderator

 
Gabe15's Avatar
 
Location: Oahu, Hawaii
Zone: 12
Name: Gabe
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 3,722
BananaBucks : 13,230,770
Feedback: 5 / 100%
Said "Thanks" 1 Times
Was Thanked 7,466 Times in 2,007 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 8 Times
Default Re: Musa balbisiana x velutina

Here is a picture of the one I have planted in the ground. Its coming out to be a rather nice looking plant in my opinion, it sort of has the form of a normal M. velutina seedling but with lots of red coloration all over the pseudostem, petioles and midribs (leaf margins too). Many of these seedlings are also coming out to be slightly variegated. The variegation hasn't been very strong on any one plant, but it has shown up to some degree on every leaf so far. Its kinda a slow grower, but its picking up speed as its getting established. I have a few more back in Colorado that showed more variegation, I'll get photos of those as soon as I visit them.



__________________
Growing bananas in Colorado, Hawaii and Washington since 2004.
Gabe15 is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To Gabe15
Reply   Email this Page Email this Page

Previous Thread: Maureli Red Banana Seed
Next Thread: Ensete Germination





Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Musa balbisiana species??? tropicalkid Species Bananas 21 08-05-2008 11:00 AM
Musa balbisiana 'Neue Art' (sunshine-seeds.com) bigdog Species Bananas 4 06-15-2007 05:39 PM
Musa balbisiana Gard Species Bananas 6 09-30-2006 02:45 PM
Flowering musa velutina bigdog Main Banana Discussion 2 06-10-2006 08:39 PM
Musa balbisiana seedlings for trade...cold tolerant?!! Tropicallvr Banana Plants For Sale & Auction 3 03-05-2006 05:09 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:53 PM.





Follow us:
Twitter YouTube

All content © Bananas.org & the respective author.