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 03-16-2011, 05:11 PM   #21 (permalink)
 
sunfish's Avatar
 
Location: San Diego
Zone: 9-11
Name: Tony
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 18,426
BananaBucks : 970
Feedback: 8 / 100%
Said "Thanks" 3,209 Times
Was Thanked 20,105 Times in 7,712 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 2,716 Times
Default Re: Seed germination using GA3

Quote:
Originally Posted by eric27 View Post
Tony I was wondering about your pic below with the seed that sprouted but no roots on the plate. Do you plant them in individual cups when you find them like that before they have roots? I usually waited to take them out until they had roots and 2 leaves. But just a couple days ago I found an Ensete Gilletii seed that had just sprouted in my Ensete Superbum pot! So I pulled it out and out it in its own 3 inch pot. I checked the others and found 4 more, sprouted with no roots. So I put them in pots before they had roots. I was wondering if this method was ok adn if that was what you did.

Thanks!
Eric
Mine are in a baggie,but yes I pot them as soon as I see germination.
__________________
,Thanks
sunfish is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To sunfish
Said thanks:
Old 03-17-2011, 05:58 AM   #22 (permalink)
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 32
BananaBucks : 6,400
Feedback: 0 / 0%
Said "Thanks" 5 Times
Was Thanked 7 Times in 6 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 0 Times
Default Re: Seed germination using GA3

I was just about to give up with anything that looked like a banana seed when this morning as I was about to throw to soil out I' thought I'd poke round it with a sharp stick and discovered 2 germinated seeds.

GA3 makes no difference. I've tried it with and without, nicked and unnicked. It's right conditions and luck.

Must have words with god about this faulty design... not good enough!!!....lol
hardboiled (deleted account) is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To hardboiled (deleted account)
Old 03-17-2011, 06:07 AM   #23 (permalink)
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 32
BananaBucks : 6,400
Feedback: 0 / 0%
Said "Thanks" 5 Times
Was Thanked 7 Times in 6 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 0 Times
Default Re: Seed germination using GA3

However, GA3 Does work on bamboo seeds VERY well.
hardboiled (deleted account) is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To hardboiled (deleted account)
Old 03-17-2011, 09:57 AM   #24 (permalink)
Cold-tolerant collector
 
griphuz's Avatar
 
Location: Netherlands
Zone: 7 - 8a
Name: Remko
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 286
BananaBucks : 51,423
Feedback: 1 / 100%
Said "Thanks" 312 Times
Was Thanked 280 Times in 109 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 827 Times
Send a message via MSN to griphuz Send a message via Skype™ to griphuz
Default Re: Seed germination using GA3

Did you try different concentrations as well hardboiled?

Kind regards,
Remko.
griphuz is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To griphuz
Old 03-17-2011, 03:08 PM   #25 (permalink)
 
sunfish's Avatar
 
Location: San Diego
Zone: 9-11
Name: Tony
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 18,426
BananaBucks : 970
Feedback: 8 / 100%
Said "Thanks" 3,209 Times
Was Thanked 20,105 Times in 7,712 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 2,716 Times
Default Re: Seed germination using GA3

Quote:
Originally Posted by sunfish View Post
__________________
,Thanks
sunfish is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To sunfish
Said thanks:
Old 03-18-2011, 05:08 PM   #26 (permalink)
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 32
BananaBucks : 6,400
Feedback: 0 / 0%
Said "Thanks" 5 Times
Was Thanked 7 Times in 6 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 0 Times
Default Re: Seed germination using GA3

Quote:
Originally Posted by griphuz View Post
Did you try different concentrations as well hardboiled?

Kind regards,
Remko.
Yep 250ml 100ml. GA3 wasn't a problem because I had loads of it. It was the waiting around and pacing up and down like an expectant father that drove the misses mad!
Latest ( and probably last ) experiment is to soak seed for 8 days then put some in ga3 for 2 days. I'm also using a 20watt heat pad( they're meant to be used under reptile containers ) now. Heat pads work a treat with chilli seeds and Papaya so should ( I hope ) work with banana seeds.
I've tried everything else. What have I got to lose!!
2 out of the dozens i've tried is not a good record. Then again some of the one's I've had before 'could' have been duffers!

Last edited by hardboiled (deleted account) : 03-18-2011 at 05:11 PM.
hardboiled (deleted account) is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To hardboiled (deleted account)
Said thanks:
Old 03-18-2011, 06:19 PM   #27 (permalink)
Cold-tolerant collector
 
griphuz's Avatar
 
Location: Netherlands
Zone: 7 - 8a
Name: Remko
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 286
BananaBucks : 51,423
Feedback: 1 / 100%
Said "Thanks" 312 Times
Was Thanked 280 Times in 109 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 827 Times
Send a message via MSN to griphuz Send a message via Skype™ to griphuz
Default Re: Seed germination using GA3

Quote:
Originally Posted by hardboiled View Post
Yep 250ml 100ml.
What do you mean by that?? ml are not concentrations,.......mg/ml or ppm are concentrations,...

Lots of relatively cold-tolerant Musa species germinate well by heating them a bit during the day, and letting them cool down again during the night if you use a heat mat. Put it on a timer and you're set to go!

Kind regards,
Remko.
griphuz is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To griphuz
Said thanks:
Old 03-18-2011, 11:37 PM   #28 (permalink)
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 32
BananaBucks : 6,400
Feedback: 0 / 0%
Said "Thanks" 5 Times
Was Thanked 7 Times in 6 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 0 Times
Default Re: Seed germination using GA3

PPM I meant to say.

Something I'e not seen any mention of on this site is hydroponic germination( not that I've looked properly )
This really is going into the Frankenstein dept of growing but from what I've read it works and takes a lot of the guess work away, BUT it's expensive!

I'm about to go looking at what's required for seed germination with hydroponics and see what's required.

Last edited by hardboiled (deleted account) : 03-18-2011 at 11:42 PM.
hardboiled (deleted account) is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To hardboiled (deleted account)
Old 03-18-2011, 11:47 PM   #29 (permalink)
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 32
BananaBucks : 6,400
Feedback: 0 / 0%
Said "Thanks" 5 Times
Was Thanked 7 Times in 6 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 0 Times
Default Re: Seed germination using GA3

How to Soak Rockwool Cubes | eHow.co.uk
How to Prepare Rockwool | eHow.co.uk
This is good but doesn't elaborate enough on the solutions required.

Last edited by hardboiled (deleted account) : 03-18-2011 at 11:52 PM.
hardboiled (deleted account) is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To hardboiled (deleted account)
Old 03-19-2011, 01:15 PM   #30 (permalink)
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 32
BananaBucks : 6,400
Feedback: 0 / 0%
Said "Thanks" 5 Times
Was Thanked 7 Times in 6 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 0 Times
Default Re: Seed germination using GA3

I've been doing more research and the theory and practice of hydroponics makes a lot more sense that GA3. All living things need nutrition and warm = ideal conditions.

I've got 1 vial of GA3 left I'm going to use it to get rid of it.
hardboiled (deleted account) is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To hardboiled (deleted account)
Old 06-23-2011, 09:48 AM   #31 (permalink)
 
sunfish's Avatar
 
Location: San Diego
Zone: 9-11
Name: Tony
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 18,426
BananaBucks : 970
Feedback: 8 / 100%
Said "Thanks" 3,209 Times
Was Thanked 20,105 Times in 7,712 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 2,716 Times
Default Re: Seed germination using GA3

Quote:
Originally Posted by sunfish View Post
Photobucket
__________________
,Thanks
sunfish is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To sunfish
Said thanks:

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 03-01-2012, 11:38 PM   #32 (permalink)
 
raggedyredhead's Avatar
 
Location: Woodbridge NJ
Zone: zone7
Name: raggedy
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 252
BananaBucks : 26,254
Feedback: 0 / 0%
Said "Thanks" 27 Times
Was Thanked 127 Times in 73 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 29 Times
Cold Re: Seed germination using GA3

Hi, I've been doing a lot of reading about Nitrozyme and it's ability to induce
seeds to germinate by soaking. I tried to find specifics about banana but, to know avail. Does anyone know anything about this.
Thanks Raggedy
raggedyredhead is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To raggedyredhead
Said thanks:
Old 03-02-2012, 12:04 PM   #33 (permalink)
 
jmoore's Avatar
 
Location: Lowestoft, UK
Zone: 8a
Name: James
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 733
BananaBucks : 66,127
Feedback: 3 / 100%
Said "Thanks" 184 Times
Was Thanked 743 Times in 344 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 68 Times
Default Re: Seed germination using GA3

I used to use nitrozyme to germinate banana seeds, then I did a little comparison between plain water, 1 gram per litre epsom salts and 20 ml/l nitrozyme. I found that for speed of germination the epsom salts was the best, followed by water with nitrozyme a very sad third. However there may have been flaws in my results. I followed the instructions on the nitrozyme itself which states to soak the seed for 24 hours, at this point I had found that soaking for a week in water was the best way to go. So I soaked for 6 days then soaked in nitrozyme for 24 hours. (Maybe I need to re-test this)

There is a lot of talk of nitrozyme in the archives on this site in the germination forum. You have to look at the very old posts though. That's where I got the idea initially.
jmoore is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To jmoore
Said thanks:
Old 03-02-2012, 02:10 PM   #34 (permalink)
 
jmoore's Avatar
 
Location: Lowestoft, UK
Zone: 8a
Name: James
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 733
BananaBucks : 66,127
Feedback: 3 / 100%
Said "Thanks" 184 Times
Was Thanked 743 Times in 344 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 68 Times
Default Re: Seed germination using GA3

Well you've spurred me on: 25 seeds soaked for 7 days in 20ml/l nitrozyme. Results here we come.
jmoore is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To jmoore
Old 03-02-2012, 04:31 PM   #35 (permalink)
 
raggedyredhead's Avatar
 
Location: Woodbridge NJ
Zone: zone7
Name: raggedy
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 252
BananaBucks : 26,254
Feedback: 0 / 0%
Said "Thanks" 27 Times
Was Thanked 127 Times in 73 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 29 Times
Smile Re: Seed germination using GA3

[quote=jmoore;188308]I used to use nitrozyme to germinate banana seeds, then I did a little comparison between plain water, 1 gram per litre epsom salts and 20 ml/l nitrozyme. I found that for speed of germination the epsom salts was the best, followed by water with nitrozyme a very sad third. However there may have been flaws in my results. I followed the instructions on the nitrozyme itself which states to soak the seed for 24 hours, at this point I had found that soaking for a week in water was the best way to go. So I soaked for 6 days then soaked in nitrozyme for 24 hours. (Maybe I need to re-test this)

There is a lot of talk of nitrozyme in the archives on this site in the germination forum. You have to look at the very old posts though. That's where I got the idea initially.[/QUOTE

Hi, I would like to try the epsom salts. I currently have ensete seeds germinating after a four day soak & roughing w/sandpaper. Just ordered ensete glaucum & musa balbasana seed. I will try your method next.
Thanks again Raggedy(Lynda)
raggedyredhead is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To raggedyredhead
Said thanks:
Sponsors

Old 03-03-2012, 02:47 AM   #36 (permalink)
 
jmoore's Avatar
 
Location: Lowestoft, UK
Zone: 8a
Name: James
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 733
BananaBucks : 66,127
Feedback: 3 / 100%
Said "Thanks" 184 Times
Was Thanked 743 Times in 344 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 68 Times
Default Re: Seed germination using GA3

make a solution containing 1 gram per litre of epsom salts. I soaked my balbisiana seeds for 3 days because they are small seeds. I would soak the ensete seeds for a week. You will need to change the solution every other day.

jmoore is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To jmoore
Said thanks:
Old 04-02-2013, 01:52 AM   #37 (permalink)
The causasian Asian!
 
Chironex's Avatar
 
Location: Jakarta, Indonesia
Zone: I have no idea
Name: Scot
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 2,788
BananaBucks : 59,691
Feedback: 9 / 100%
Said "Thanks" 4,544 Times
Was Thanked 1,375 Times in 793 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 609 Times
Send a message via MSN to Chironex Send a message via Yahoo to Chironex
Default Re: Seed germination using GA3

Tony, I'm glad to see these germinated. I never got them to do so. Are they indeed Perrieri? I remember getting the seeds and remarked to the seller that they didn't appear to be E. perrieri, but he insisted that they were indeed. By now they must have grown out. I would love to see photos.
__________________
Scot


Click for Jakarta, Indonesia Forecast
Chironex is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To Chironex
Old 04-02-2013, 09:17 AM   #38 (permalink)
 
sunfish's Avatar
 
Location: San Diego
Zone: 9-11
Name: Tony
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 18,426
BananaBucks : 970
Feedback: 8 / 100%
Said "Thanks" 3,209 Times
Was Thanked 20,105 Times in 7,712 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 2,716 Times
Default Re: Seed germination using GA3

Quote:
Originally Posted by Chironex View Post
Tony, I'm glad to see these germinated. I never got them to do so. Are they indeed Perrieri? I remember getting the seeds and remarked to the seller that they didn't appear to be E. perrieri, but he insisted that they were indeed. By now they must have grown out. I would love to see photos.
They ended up being Ensete ventricosum.
__________________
,Thanks
sunfish is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To sunfish
Said thanks:
Old 04-02-2013, 11:00 AM   #39 (permalink)
The causasian Asian!
 
Chironex's Avatar
 
Location: Jakarta, Indonesia
Zone: I have no idea
Name: Scot
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 2,788
BananaBucks : 59,691
Feedback: 9 / 100%
Said "Thanks" 4,544 Times
Was Thanked 1,375 Times in 793 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 609 Times
Send a message via MSN to Chironex Send a message via Yahoo to Chironex
Default Re: Seed germination using GA3

It seems a lot of Musa and Ensete seeds are being labelled incorrectly. I have seen several posts like this as I was catching up on things here. Sorry aboput that. I think I had a post in my gallery about those when I received them. But since I was never able to get them to germinate, I couldn't determine for certain.

Any other photos of the other bananas you got from me? Sure would love to see some. It takes forever to find them in the galleries.
__________________
Scot


Click for Jakarta, Indonesia Forecast
Chironex is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To Chironex
Reply   Email this Page Email this Page

Previous Thread: Musa Veluntina
Next Thread: I have a sprout :)





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



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:02 PM.





Follow us:
Twitter YouTube

All content © Bananas.org & the respective author.