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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 11-21-2020, 05:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Is the seed float test a good measurement of viability in banana seeds? I heard that if you soak seeds for 15 minutes in water and they are still floating they wont germinate. Thanks!
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Old 11-22-2020, 03:22 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Yes. I wouldn't waste time or energy on them.
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Thank you! I am soaking my musa seeds anyways to help break down their seed coat, but I was getting worried since only 2 had sunk, now I feel a lot less stressed (: Stay safe!
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Thank you! I am soaking my musa seeds anyways to help break down their seed coat, but I was getting worried since only 2 had sunk, now I feel a lot less stressed (: Stay safe!
Did it work?...

I had a great experience trying to grow mine....... Me still not done???
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62 days in and no germination yet
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I've almost given up with seeds and just buy from others with more success or larger quantities of seed to perhaps sell as a business, although....two weeks bought a packet just to 'scratch that itch' .New plan though in my propergator I also have two types of tomatoes, basil etc just to be able to watch something grow!!!
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