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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 04-15-2012, 12:33 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Store-Bought Banana Seed Germination

I read that seeds from store-bought bananas can't germinate. Is this true? Is there a 0% chance of germination?

I deseeded an entire banana from my local market, really tiny seeds. I stuck them to a paper towel to dry out. They've been dry for about a week.

Is it that the plants are sterile or what? Just confused why the seeds won't germinate, if they won't. If they will, what conditions should I germinate them in? I have a germination chamber for some other plants that stays around 85F during the day and 60F at night, it's under constant light.
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Old 04-15-2012, 12:48 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Store-bought bananas don't contain seeds
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Default Re: Store-Bought Banana Seed Germination

What you see in the banana that look like seeds are aborted ovules, or undeveloped ovules. It is where seeds could have formed if the banana had been pollinated.
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Ah... Darn.
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Default Re: Store-Bought Banana Seed Germination

If you were to open up the fruit of a species banana (a wild type that is completely fertile) you'd find that the whole fruit would be full of hard seeds...maybe the size of a small un-popped kernel of popcorn. You'd pull back the peal and find that it was just full of those seeds with just a think coating of banana fruit surrounding each seed (90% seed and maybe 10% fruit). The only way to eat those wild bananas is to break off a chunk, stick it in your mouth and suck the meager fruit off of the seeds and then spit the seeds out. The beauty of the commercial varieties is that they are sterile and just full of creamy fruit without the seeds.
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So I won't be able to eat the bananas of my Gran Nain and Dwarf Cavendish I bought? Are they going to be full of seeds? Is there a way of preventing the flower from getting pollinated while still producing a fruit?
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Gran Nain and DC are a sterile variety of banana. Since they are sterile they wont have seeds and would be like any banana you buy at the store: ready for consumption.
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Default Re: Store-Bought Banana Seed Germination

Are there viable seeds in red bananas? The things that look like seeds seem to be a lot bigger in this cultivar, so I was wondering if they are viable?
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