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 10-16-2007, 09:03 PM   #21 (permalink)
 
Location: NJ
Zone: 7a
Name: Bill
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 19
BananaBucks : 809
Feedback: 1 / 100%
Said "Thanks" 2 Times
Was Thanked 8 Times in 7 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 0 Times
Default Re: OK>>>> Seeds are ready on the velutina!!!

Hey Randy,

I received my seeds today. Thanks for being so generous. I start trying to germinated them tomorrow. I am still trying to decide which methods I am going to try. This thread was a great idea.

Bill
Banana_Bill is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To Banana_Bill
Said thanks:
Old 10-16-2007, 09:35 PM   #22 (permalink)
Digger Extraordinaire
 
BGreen's Avatar
 
Location: Kansas
Zone: Zone 5b/6a
Name: Ben
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 296
BananaBucks : 84,582
Feedback: 2 / 100%
Said "Thanks" 19 Times
Was Thanked 44 Times in 28 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 0 Times
Default Re: OK>>>> Seeds are ready on the velutina!!!

I just read AllenF's posts. I am wondering if water temps over 100F killed the seed embryo. In the article from American Journal of Botany article link it said temps over 38C killed the embryo or highly reduced the germination rate.
__________________
Take care,

BGreen
BGreen is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To BGreen
Old 10-17-2007, 04:31 AM   #23 (permalink)
 
magicgreen's Avatar
 
Location: cincinnati OH. Z6
Zone: Z6
Name: Lynn
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 840
BananaBucks : 11,456
Feedback: 8 / 100%
Said "Thanks" 422 Times
Was Thanked 196 Times in 138 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 124 Times
Default Re: OK>>>> Seeds are ready on the velutina!!!

I got my seeds I got my SEEDS!!!!! I havent done anything yet. Iam absorbing info abt them. Cuz trust me, Iam a newbie to nanna growing, and dont want to fail! But for my 1st experiment,i'll trust my gardeners instinct and put 10 seeds between approx. 5 paper towels, folded, and soaked with water. These will be put in a baggie in my warm bathroom. Oh yea, thanks ALL of you for the great seed starting info . Gotta go and blanket up my nanna seeds. I'll report back soon. Everyone Have a great day! MagicGreen...................................
__________________
(Started growing bananas July 2007)
(Zone 6)
magicgreen is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To magicgreen
Said thanks:
Old 10-17-2007, 05:56 AM   #24 (permalink)
3rd winter growing indoor
 
D_&_T's Avatar
 
Location: Northern Indiana
Zone: 5
Name: Dan
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 877
BananaBucks : 21,280
Feedback: 4 / 100%
Said "Thanks" 2,437 Times
Was Thanked 251 Times in 168 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 342 Times
Default Re: OK>>>> Seeds are ready on the velutina!!!

here is another thread I seen that could useful!

Musa velutina questions..

Dan
__________________


INDIANASTATEBEEKEEPERS.ORG



D_&_T is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To D_&_T
Said thanks:
Old 10-17-2007, 07:25 AM   #25 (permalink)
 
magicgreen's Avatar
 
Location: cincinnati OH. Z6
Zone: Z6
Name: Lynn
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 840
BananaBucks : 11,456
Feedback: 8 / 100%
Said "Thanks" 422 Times
Was Thanked 196 Times in 138 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 124 Times
Talking Re: OK>>>> Seeds are ready on the velutina!!!

Thanks d&t for the info. My 2nd experiment will be........putting 3 seeds in regular miracle grow potting soil with a lil' play sand mixed in. I'll then moisten the soil and put the pot in a lrg baggie , in a dry area of the house. My 3rd experiment is to again wet paper towels, put in 10 seeds, into a baggie; but this one will be put outside for 2 days, maybe 3. Somewhere I read about the seeds needing some lower temps. So here in z6 its still abt 70degs daytime, and nites abt 40degs. So all day they'll be in the sun, and at nite theyll get the chill factor! I love this site. Magicgreen
__________________
(Started growing bananas July 2007)
(Zone 6)
magicgreen is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To magicgreen
Old 10-18-2007, 07:07 PM   #26 (permalink)
 
Randy4ut's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 1,387
BananaBucks : 181,900
Feedback: 23 / 100%
Said "Thanks" 1,051 Times
Was Thanked 1,323 Times in 443 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 87 Times
Default Re: OK>>>> Seeds are ready on the velutina!!!

Just got this post from a gentleman I sent some seeds to him last year. Thought you might like to see how long some of his seeds took to germinate...

"I planted 24 of the seeds that Randy sent me last year in a 24 cell seed starter tray. 6 of them germinated, some of them not until August of this year. I'll get some pics posted one of these days Randy. My largest has been moved 3 times and also suffered some sort of bug damage, but I'll get pics posted as soon as I take some."
BTW...This guy lives in Pittsburgh, PA

And yet another reply from a good friend of mine in SC...
Randy...MY Musa Velutina Seeds Sprouted!!! (from LAST year!!)
Posted by Sean in York,SC on 10/18/2007, 8:32 pm


I couldn't believe it.... They took their sweet old time, but they came up in the last week or so.... all at once... very strange... I must have sown them nearly a year ago..I had really written them off..shows what I know. Did you already run out of this years seed?
__________________


Last edited by Randy4ut : 10-18-2007 at 09:27 PM.
Randy4ut is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To Randy4ut
Said thanks:
Old 10-18-2007, 09:26 PM   #27 (permalink)
 
Randy4ut's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 1,387
BananaBucks : 181,900
Feedback: 23 / 100%
Said "Thanks" 1,051 Times
Was Thanked 1,323 Times in 443 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 87 Times
Default Re: OK>>>> Seeds are ready on the velutina!!!

BGREEN's post on "cleaning seeds", thread:

On my end,

I started to soak all my seeds in the neat little baggy they arrived in on Monday night. When I cam home Tues I found the bag had tipped on it's side and drained out all the water.

Split the seeds 50/50 and nicked (scarified) group #1 and let group #2 alone.
Soaked the seeds for 48hrs

Location #1 (an old terrarium) Temp is raised during the day from overhead lamp to 80f-82F and cools to 67f-70f at night. Light is on 14hrs per day. Placed 50% (25 seeds) from group #1 and #2 on a moist paper towels folded over and placed in same ziplock bag. So they have the same temps and humidity.

Location #2 (garage seed station) Temps raised 10F over ambient temperature by seed germination mat. 12hrs on/ 12hrs off
Temps range mid 80's during the day and low 60's at night.
Seeds are place on moist perlite in plastic tubs.
__________________
Take care,

BGreen
__________________

Randy4ut is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To Randy4ut
Old 10-19-2007, 02:37 PM   #28 (permalink)
Member
 
southlatropical's Avatar
 
Location: Fordoche, Louisiana
Zone: 9
Name: Isaac
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 420
BananaBucks : 120,894
Feedback: 15 / 100%
Said "Thanks" 71 Times
Was Thanked 193 Times in 83 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 2 Times
Default Re: OK>>>> Seeds are ready on the velutina!!!

Tomorrow the forcast is a daytime high of 85* and a low of 55* at night. What temp is too cold for the seeds to germinate? And is 30* too much of a swing in temp? I have mine outside in a clear plastic container with the lid on. It gets hit by direct sun about 2 hours a day.
__________________

southlatropical is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To southlatropical
Old 10-19-2007, 04:51 PM   #29 (permalink)
 
wamstick's Avatar
 
Location: charlotte, NC
Zone: 8
Name: Tony
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 43
BananaBucks : 4,650
Feedback: 0 / 0%
Said "Thanks" 2 Times
Was Thanked 12 Times in 11 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 5 Times
Default Re: OK>>>> Seeds are ready on the velutina!!!

Hey Randy--you got amy more of them Velutina Seeds? Would sure like to try my hands of them.
wamstick is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To wamstick
Old 10-22-2007, 01:09 PM   #30 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
AllenF's Avatar
 
Location: Edmonton, Alberta
Zone: 3a
Name: Allen
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 151
BananaBucks : 22,039
Feedback: 0 / 0%
Said "Thanks" 22 Times
Was Thanked 36 Times in 34 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 5 Times
Default Re: OK>>>> Seeds are ready on the velutina!!!

After a rough summer, I have been up to my A** in alligators trying to catchup with the yard. I missed the earlier comments as I was neglecting this site but Randy emailed me. He is sending me more seed from this years crop so that I can try again.

Thanks again Randy

Allen
__________________
You don't have to be crazy to grow Bananas in Alberta, but it helps
AllenF is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To AllenF
Old 10-22-2007, 03:41 PM   #31 (permalink)
 
Dean W.'s Avatar
 
Location: Cedar Park, TX
Zone: 8b
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 4,279
BananaBucks : 149,670
Feedback: 13 / 100%
Said "Thanks" 6,325 Times
Was Thanked 2,110 Times in 966 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 300 Times
Default Re: OK>>>> Seeds are ready on the velutina!!!

Randy,

I recieved the seeds today! I'll do my best to keep other informed here to my progress. This is the first time I've attempted to grow bananas from seed so the results should be interesting.

Dean
__________________

Dean W. is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To Dean W.

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 10-22-2007, 03:46 PM   #32 (permalink)
 
Dean W.'s Avatar
 
Location: Cedar Park, TX
Zone: 8b
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 4,279
BananaBucks : 149,670
Feedback: 13 / 100%
Said "Thanks" 6,325 Times
Was Thanked 2,110 Times in 966 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 300 Times
Default Re: OK>>>> Seeds are ready on the velutina!!!

Oh and you also did a great job cleaning them.

Dean
__________________

Dean W. is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To Dean W.
Old 10-22-2007, 04:41 PM   #33 (permalink)
 
Dean W.'s Avatar
 
Location: Cedar Park, TX
Zone: 8b
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 4,279
BananaBucks : 149,670
Feedback: 13 / 100%
Said "Thanks" 6,325 Times
Was Thanked 2,110 Times in 966 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 300 Times
Default Re: OK>>>> Seeds are ready on the velutina!!!

Okay! I started the experiment.
1.) 20 soaked 48 hrs in a seaweed water soultion then w/ in a clear container w/ moistened vermiculite (at a south window).

2.) 20 are in moistened perlite w/in a clear container (at a south window seal).
__________________


Last edited by Dean W. : 10-24-2007 at 03:28 PM. Reason: incomplete
Dean W. is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To Dean W.
Old 10-22-2007, 08:15 PM   #34 (permalink)
3rd winter growing indoor
 
D_&_T's Avatar
 
Location: Northern Indiana
Zone: 5
Name: Dan
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 877
BananaBucks : 21,280
Feedback: 4 / 100%
Said "Thanks" 2,437 Times
Was Thanked 251 Times in 168 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 342 Times
Default Re: OK>>>> Seeds are ready on the velutina!!!

heres how we planted seeds

1. 15 in a 1 gallon baggy with wet towels no soaking
2. 40 soaked 24 hours plant 18 in organic potting soil, 18 in moisture controlled potting mix all placed in a bag,
last 4 planted in same soils left in to room air
3. 40 soaked 36 hours planted same as #2
4. 40 soaked 48 hours planted same as #2

tomorrow leave lamp on over them to raise temp during day, off over night

Dan & Tara
__________________


INDIANASTATEBEEKEEPERS.ORG



D_&_T is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To D_&_T
Old 10-22-2007, 08:54 PM   #35 (permalink)
 
Randy4ut's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 1,387
BananaBucks : 181,900
Feedback: 23 / 100%
Said "Thanks" 1,051 Times
Was Thanked 1,323 Times in 443 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 87 Times
Default Re: OK>>>> Seeds are ready on the velutina!!!

The gentleman living in Pittsburgh that tried some seeds from last year finally showed me a pic on one of my babies, he got to germinate and I thought I would post it and show it off. Wish I had cigars for everyone!!! LOL

http://members3.boardhost.com/HardyP...193099978.html
__________________

Randy4ut is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To Randy4ut
Sponsors

Old 10-22-2007, 09:39 PM   #36 (permalink)
I'm in Zone denial!
 
Location: Jacksonville, FL
Zone: They say 9, but I think it's more like 8.
Name: Margie
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 203
BananaBucks : 28,952
Feedback: 2 / 100%
Said "Thanks" 339 Times
Was Thanked 126 Times in 46 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 90 Times
Default Re: OK>>>> Seeds are ready on the velutina!!!

You guys are all so cute..being so careful and loving to your seeds!

I had so many, I couldn't give them away to all my friends! (Before I found this group) So, I just mushed up the little nanners and threw them on the ground under the mom plant, under the shade of a Pygmy Date Palm. Water them when I remember, and "Tadah!" there are little babies all over the place!

But then it got really hot and dry and lost almost all.
Potted up the remainder (4) and now they are safe till next spring!

Margie
Bch Grl is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To Bch Grl
Old 10-22-2007, 10:38 PM   #37 (permalink)
Professional Amateur
 
microfarmer's Avatar
 
Location: Zone 9 Sack-o-tomato, CA
Zone: CA zone 9b
Name: Senor Excessivo
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 723
BananaBucks : 42,625
Feedback: 11 / 100%
Said "Thanks" 624 Times
Was Thanked 200 Times in 100 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 0 Times
Default Re: OK>>>> Seeds are ready on the velutina!!!

I got mine too...Thank you!

Now to set up the germination chamber.

Old aquarium (Iguanarium)...check
florescent light...check
heating pad...still stuck to the aquarium...check
timer...check
sixpac containers...check
growing media...

honey, I gotta go to Home Depot...again...

yes, I need more potting mix...

Keep y'all posted...
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by pitangadiego View Post
There is no excuse for still having grass. I haven't mowed in 20 years. With all that space, I could plant another 100 bananas.
My new hero...

microfarmer is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To microfarmer
Old 10-23-2007, 12:39 PM   #38 (permalink)
 
Randy4ut's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 1,387
BananaBucks : 181,900
Feedback: 23 / 100%
Said "Thanks" 1,051 Times
Was Thanked 1,323 Times in 443 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 87 Times
Default Re: OK>>>> Seeds are ready on the velutina!!!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dean W. View Post
Okay! I started the experiment.
1.) 20 soaking in a seaweed water soultion.

2.) 20 are in moistened perlite w/in a clear container (at a south window seal).
Hey Dean,
Tell me I sent you more than 40 seeds!!! If that is all I sent you and you would like more, let me know because I thought I send everyone interested at least 100...
Randy
__________________

Randy4ut is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To Randy4ut
Old 10-24-2007, 11:44 AM   #39 (permalink)
 
shopgirl2's Avatar
 
Location: Camp Lejeune, N.C. area
Zone: 8
Name: Carmensol
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 212
BananaBucks : 96,857
Feedback: 0 / 0%
Said "Thanks" 61 Times
Was Thanked 46 Times in 25 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 1 Times
Send a message via Yahoo to shopgirl2
Default Re: OK>>>> Seeds are ready on the velutina!!!

I am new and anxious to learn more about growing bananas, etc.

About the banana seeds offered for experiement, are they edible?

Do you have to have special equipment, etc?

Are they Non-edible nanas?

thanks.
__________________
Orinoco by the sunlight.
shopgirl2 is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To shopgirl2
Old 10-24-2007, 12:00 PM   #40 (permalink)
 
shopgirl2's Avatar
 
Location: Camp Lejeune, N.C. area
Zone: 8
Name: Carmensol
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 212
BananaBucks : 96,857
Feedback: 0 / 0%
Said "Thanks" 61 Times
Was Thanked 46 Times in 25 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 1 Times
Send a message via Yahoo to shopgirl2
Default Re: OK>>>> Seeds are ready on the velutina!!!

what kind banana tree is the "velutina"?

Are they edible? Please forgive the thousand questions, but as you can tell, I am quite ignorant.

Best regards
__________________
Orinoco by the sunlight.
shopgirl2 is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To shopgirl2
Reply   Email this Page Email this Page

Previous Thread: Just a bit of info.
Next Thread: fast producing banana





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


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Musa velutina seeds... Randy4ut Banana Plants For Sale & Auction 15 10-31-2007 09:20 AM
D.Brazilian Ready NANAMAN Main Banana Discussion 7 06-11-2007 01:02 AM
Musa velutina seeds for trade... Randy4ut Banana Plants For Sale & Auction 1 10-26-2006 03:36 PM
Have 15-20 Velutina seeds, looking for ginger, heliconia, or etc MediaHound Banana Plants For Sale & Auction 1 10-14-2006 02:27 PM
I have some Velutina seeds (pink banana) to trade MediaHound Banana Plants For Sale & Auction 1 10-05-2005 01:05 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:24 PM.





Follow us:
Twitter YouTube

All content © Bananas.org & the respective author.