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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 01-21-2013, 11:03 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Question Musa Veluntina

Hello everyone first time poster here just trying to find out the best way to germinate my Musa Veluntina seeds.

Right now i have 4 of them in Tissue Culture on a half strength Murashige and skoog basal salts with 2mg/L Gibberellic acid medium And four on a
half strength murashige and skoog basal salts + 10mg/L Gibberellic acid medium.

None of the seeds were scarified and it has been about two weeks without any signs of germination... If anyone knows of a better media to use for germination i would truly appreciate the info.
Also if you think it would be easier to do it in soil then in tissue culture could you please explain? Thank you!
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Old 01-21-2013, 01:44 PM   #2 (permalink)
 
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Soak for 3 days, put into a 50/50 mix of vermiculite and multipurpose compost and alternate the temperatures day and night.

What you are describing would be good for embryo rescue, but you have to take the embryo out first.
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Hello everyone first time poster here just trying to find out the best way to germinate my Musa Veluntina seeds.

Right now i have 4 of them in Tissue Culture on a half strength Murashige and skoog basal salts with 2mg/L Gibberellic acid medium And four on a
half strength murashige and skoog basal salts + 10mg/L Gibberellic acid medium.

None of the seeds were scarified and it has been about two weeks without any signs of germination... If anyone knows of a better media to use for germination i would truly appreciate the info.
Also if you think it would be easier to do it in soil then in tissue culture could you please explain? Thank you!
Best regards,
Kyle
All they take to germinate is heat , moisture and oxygen.No special medium is needed other than one that does not hold excessive water.
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I kept the seeds in wather 24 hours.In zip bag i put perlite and vermiculite,slightly moistened,and i put the seeds.I held at a temperature of about 30 degress celsius.Seeds began to germinate after 20 days....Cheers.Aleksandar
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Soak for 3 days, put into a 50/50 mix of vermiculite and multipurpose compost and alternate the temperatures day and night.

What you are describing would be good for embryo rescue, but you have to take the embryo out first.
cover with a container to keep moisture or not????
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You can do or just make sure they don't dry out.
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I kept the seeds in wather 24 hours.In zip bag i put perlite and vermiculite,slightly moistened,and i put the seeds.I held at a temperature of about 30 degress celsius.Seeds began to germinate after 20 days....Cheers.Aleksandar
Did you scarify the seeds first? and if not what % of the seeds germinated? i only have 10 musa velutina seeds to works with and really want at least one to germinate lol thanks alot!! also how in the world did you get the temperature up to 30 celsius in a home lab?? i would melt if my house was that hot not to mention the price of heating it :/ i have thought about using a heatpad and a terrarium before but i couldnt figure out a good way to regulate the temperature... kept getting too hot :/ can you buy heatpads with an adjustable temperature dial?

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i only have 10 musa velutina seeds to works with ...
i wish you to have a high germination % !

i had once about 30 % with a batch of sikkimensis seeds, but "normal" germination rate is 10 to 15 % (from my little experience)

actually i have a batch of about 100 musa velutina seeds (from EPS member) i am trying but no success till now. (1 month =0 germination)
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Default Re: Musa Veluntina

I have Musa Velutina germinating about 6 months now, and nothing has popped up either. I soaked 2 days and did not scarify. They've been in peat/vermiculite mixture over heating matt and not dried out and not soaked either.
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Did you scarify the seeds first? and if not what % of the seeds germinated? i only have 10 musa velutina seeds to works with and really want at least one to germinate lol thanks alot!! also how in the world did you get the temperature up to 30 celsius in a home lab?? i would melt if my house was that hot not to mention the price of heating it :/ i have thought about using a heatpad and a terrarium before but i couldnt figure out a good way to regulate the temperature... kept getting too hot :/ can you buy heatpads with an adjustable temperature dial?

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