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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 08-21-2008, 07:27 PM   #261 (permalink)
 
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About how many seeds does a pink banana have?

I know when I harvested mine last year, I could expect to get at least 100 or so seeds per... Now, I harvested and shipped out well over 6000 seeds last year, so you do the math. I will not be doing quite that many this year even if I wanted to. I actually had access to an ultra sonic bath last fall, and it did really well with lab sand added in the mix. I don't know if I will have access to it again this year...
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Randy, my velutina bananas are starting to split open now (the same bananas as in my avatar). They are very fat and plump. I'll have to monitor them and get a pic!
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How long does it take for this variety to bloom from seed?
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I got mine to bloom in 7 to 8 months from seed.
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How long does it take for this variety to bloom from seed?

Normally, it takes two years to get them from seed to fruiting. I didn't realize you got the to fruit for you the first year from seed, Austin. That is amazing. I know most grown from seed only produce nice foliage and the second year is when they usually produce fruit...
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I didn't realize you got the to fruit for you the first year from seed, Austin. That is amazing. I know most grown from seed only produce nice foliage and the second year is when they usually produce fruit...
Looking back at the pics, it may actually be closer to 10 months. It looks like the seed germinated during the winter. I kept it inside near an east window and then planted it out in the garden in late March. It started flowering in early July. This plant bloomed when it was very short compared to my other velutinas that flowered this year.



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Looking back at the pics, it may actually be closer to 10 months. It looks like the seed germinated during the winter. I kept it inside near an east window and then planted it out in the garden in late March. It started flowering in early July. This plant bloomed when it was very short compared to my other velutinas that flowered this year.



Hey Austin,
The first pic is dated 1/0/08, and the plant looks quite a bit larger than 2 months old. Are you sure the plant in the first pic didn't sprout at least six months earlier? Whatever the case, your second pic is a very nice looking plant. Thanks again for the info...
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Old 09-27-2008, 10:27 AM   #268 (permalink)
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Thanks, Randy, you may be right. I guess that's what happens when you don't write things down! Sorry for the misinformation, guys. I really thought it sprouted in the winter.
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