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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 01-31-2008, 02:36 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Great. Please let me know when the seeds arrive!

I'm all out of seeds for this year. Hopefully I'll get more next fall to share with everyone.
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Jellyfish; Where did you get the GA? Everywhere that I ask, they look at me with a blank look.

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I got GA from Shop Flower Seeds. Buy Plant Seeds. Acheter Graines Fleurs. while I was ordering some of their seeds. They have banana seeds which don't seem to be too expensive. I ordered twice from them; musa violacea, nelumbo seeds (which germinated easily), passiflora, irises, and smoke primer. Their prices for GA is not that high actually. I've seen GA 1g for 8-9$ on e-bay, while rarexotic sells it for $3.75. It's based in Mtl.

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1 month.. that's very long for fresh seeds
I'll let you know when I get them Austin! Thanks again
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Celine, the seeds are in a plastic baggy so hopefully it will keep them fresh until they get to you. Considering I just picked them only about two weeks ago, they should be fine. I hope everyone gets great germination results.
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got them today

now for an 48 hour soak, then pot them up
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Old 02-04-2008, 10:36 PM   #25 (permalink)
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Excellent, Dan and Tara! I wish you luck with them. Please let us know they sprout.
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Austin, The seeds have arrived!!!!
They look very healthy and plump!
Iam going to soak these for a coupla days and try the pop bottle thing with 2 seeds.
Thankyou very much!
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Yey! The seeds arrived in good condition!
Much faster than I thought

I will soak them for two days in GA ~300ppm solution.

Thanks for the seed
I'll keep you updated!
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Old 02-05-2008, 09:25 PM   #28 (permalink)
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Great! I wish both of you luck in germinating them. The seeds are very fresh. Please keep me posted on your results. Thanks.
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Hmmm I was wondering if I should keep them at constant temp or fluctuating temps?
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Celine; that's great how quickly you got your seeds. Mine should arrive before Friday.

With my lack of success in germinating Musa Velutina seeds. I am not giving you any advice. My GA is being shipped. Thanks again.

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Old 02-07-2008, 07:07 PM   #31 (permalink)
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I got my seeds!!!

Thanks Austin.

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Old 02-07-2008, 07:27 PM   #32 (permalink)
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I'm glad they arrived quickly and in good shape. I can't offer any advice on germinating them since it's all new to me too. I hope we can all get some sprouts.
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Has anyones sprouted yet?
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Old 05-06-2008, 08:15 PM   #34 (permalink)
 
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Nope! Still on the mat... Lasiocarpa seeds are really difficult to sprout, I heard.
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Nothing yet for me as well. I used GA and Hydrogen peroxide as my soaking solution. I put Sikimensis and violacea seeds in at the same time. The Violacea seeds popped in less than a month. Nothing else has germinated.

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Nothing on my side either. They are currently outside and getting the flucuating temps...
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Keep having patience. I hope we all can get some to germinate. I guess we will find out if they are hard germinators or not. Please keep us all posted on any developments.
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Has anyone had any seeds germinate yet?
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Austin,
Mine have been out in direct sunlight for about 3 months now and I have yet to see any sprouting. Hopefully, someone else has had better luck with theirs...
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Okaaay I might have an update. I think I have a sprout lol The thing is, I gave up on it a few months ago, because I left it to dry out twice for more than 3 weeks (the soil was like a solid cake...). I stopped the heating after a while.

I took the soil, re-wet it and used it to root Mulberry. I put it on the mat again, constant temps. My mulberry rooting failed, but I noticed a sprout. Then I killed it because I thought it was some kind of weed....... I realized hours later that it might have been a musella! I heard the sprout snap so I thought it was gone. But miraculously a few days later, it came back up (or maybe another seed sprouted).

Now I am not very sure it is indeed a musella sprout. Could be a random seed... But it kind looks like one. I will wait a bit until it grows more leaves... I am really surprised that they still sprouted. So if you have left out the soil to dry up for months (not once, but twice or thrice!), do keep your seeds!!!
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