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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 08-22-2009, 02:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Who want to germinate some very cool seeds?

I am out of seeds. There are no more. All gone.



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Two years ago my wife and I visited the Caribbean lowlands of south eastern Costa Rica. While there we went to a great organic fruit farm and saw some very slick black textile bananas. If you did not click the link here are the pictures:







They are out of focus, but it was dark in that forest.

Anyway, I never forgot those black banana plants. I emailed the owner and asked for him to ship some seeds if possible. He harvested the fruit dried the seeds and I got them today!!! Nearly 2 years after I had first seen the plants.

I am going to try, but I am not very good at germinating seeds, but would like to give some folks a shot at doing so. PM your address and I can send out 2 dozen seeds or so.

The only thing I ask is that you send me a plant or two to try here in coastal South Carolina if you are fortunate enough to get them to germinate and grow.

I only have a limited number of seeds and would like to keep them in the continental US.

We can update the progress on this thread.
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Old 08-22-2009, 02:32 PM   #2 (permalink)
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... I only have a limited number of seeds and would like to keep them in the continental US. ...
Damn! Anyway, good luck, it really looks like a cool banana.
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PM sent!!!
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Old 08-22-2009, 03:43 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Double Damn !!
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PM sent



Do you know what kind they are?
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Yeah, what kind are these, do you know? They look like very cool plants, anyway. Glad you got your seeds!
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PM sent!!!

I am willing to contribute to this thread I hope this HOT south texas weather helps them get going fast!! k well thanks and hope im not too late :P

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Old 08-23-2009, 12:12 AM   #8 (permalink)
 
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Triple damn!!!
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Old 08-23-2009, 02:21 PM   #9 (permalink)
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OK. A lot of responses. In order to make sure there were enough seeds to go around, I cut back the number of seeds to 20 from 25 for each person.

I will try to get them out early this week.
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Grrrr, continental discrimination...
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Old 08-23-2009, 05:46 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Sorry ya'll. I wish that I had more seeds.
If these sprout we may eventually get a flower like this:
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way to go!!!
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Am I too late to get seeds?
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Wow!!
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The plant is Musa textilis, and it is nice to see that it is a true form of it because everything else sold in the US as M. textilis that I have seen is some strange variety of M. balbisiana.
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Thanks, Ime not finding any good hits on the plant Is there any good website for the plant?
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Old 08-24-2009, 11:25 PM   #17 (permalink)
 
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Just wanted you to know that the seeds arrived in the mail today!!! Most of them were crushed due to them not being protected from the PO sorting machines, but a few of them did arrive in good shape. Hopefully, I will be able to germinate one or two of them and have them grow to look half as nice as yours!!!! Thanks for the gesture. BTW, any tips on getting them to germinate!?!?!?! Any advice would be appreciated...
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Old 08-26-2009, 05:29 PM   #19 (permalink)
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When I send small seeds, I pad the inside of the envelope with paper towel layers so they don't get crushed in the machines. Oops, sorry for the late advice
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Just wanted you to know that the seeds arrived in the mail today!!! Most of them were crushed due to them not being protected from the PO sorting machines, but a few of them did arrive in good shape. Hopefully, I will be able to germinate one or two of them and have them grow to look half as nice as yours!!!! Thanks for the gesture. BTW, any tips on getting them to germinate!?!?!?! Any advice would be appreciated...
Well dang it!!!
I am very sorry. I have never shipped seeds. I hope everyone's did not get crushed.
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