What banana seeds have you grown

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What banana seeds have you grown

Post by B19bst » Fri Aug 23, 2013 8:20 pm

So what types of bananas have you grown from seed and succeeded.

I have grown so far from seed,

Griersonni
Snow banana

I have just put around 15 different types in the propagater to see how they do.

Here are a few I can remember off the top of my head. Haha

Musa vooni
Giersonni's
Sikkimensis
Giant ventriosum
Thomsonni
Monkey fingers
Snow banana
Rock banana
Musa textilles
Burmese blue
Musa hirta
Musa sakaiana
Musa bauensis
Candy Cane Banana - Musa campestris var. limbangensis
Miri Swamp Banana - Musa campestris var. miriensis
Swamp Banana - Musa campestris var. campestris
Musa acuminata
Musa nagensium
Musa itinerans Yunnan banana

Think that's it. I enjoy trying to grow things. Fingers crossed for them.

So come on what have you guys tried out of that lot and any other types.


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Re: What banana seeds have you grown

Post by fern Rob » Fri Aug 23, 2013 8:35 pm

I have never grown any Musas is there any that are unusual varieties but easy to grow. What do you need to grow them from seed?
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Re: What banana seeds have you grown

Post by B19bst » Fri Aug 23, 2013 9:41 pm

Most I would say are not easy. I have always found palms easier to germinate than banana's.

If you don't have a propagater then try in you airing cupboard in vermiculite and sandwich bags. Thing is most bananas need 25-30c and some 35c.

I doubt many of mine will germinate but it's a bit of fun. If they do then I can see a sale coming. Haha.


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Re: What banana seeds have you grown

Post by grub » Fri Aug 23, 2013 10:14 pm

Ensete are dead easy and germinate with cooler temps, I sow Ensete into a multiP and perlite mix. Sealed tub straight on top of the digi box, Musa prefer fluctuating temps to germinate. icon_thumright
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Re: What banana seeds have you grown

Post by bananaking29 » Fri Aug 23, 2013 10:23 pm

I have many musa types germinated, musa seeds asking hot.. and plant not too deep.
Now i have new fresh seeds and i sow yesterdag all my seeds.

here a list with succesfull germinating. icon_cheers
I use my method:)
Musa acuminata 'Borneo'
Musa accuminata "wild form"
Musa sanguinea
musa becarri
Musa Laterita
Musa itinerans var formosana
Musa thomsonii
musa cheesmanni
Musa bauensis
Musa Ornata red
Musa ornata pink
Musa balisania atica black( Thai Black )
Musa Sikkimensis Red tiger
Musa velutina
Ensete Ventricosum
Ensete Glaucum
Ensete Livingstonatium
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Re: What banana seeds have you grown

Post by fern Rob » Fri Aug 23, 2013 10:28 pm

Who stocks musa seeds?
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Re: What banana seeds have you grown

Post by grub » Fri Aug 23, 2013 10:35 pm

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Re: What banana seeds have you grown

Post by grub » Fri Aug 23, 2013 10:37 pm

It makes sense to buy wholesale quantities as part of a group over buying small packets though.
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Re: What banana seeds have you grown

Post by B19bst » Fri Aug 23, 2013 10:40 pm

Jungleseeds
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Re: What banana seeds have you grown

Post by fern Rob » Fri Aug 23, 2013 10:41 pm

Thanks
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Re: What banana seeds have you grown

Post by GREVILLE » Fri Aug 23, 2013 11:40 pm

Enetes:

Ventricosum
Glaucum


Ventricosum has given me three plants in twenty years from about six separate sowings
Glaucum - nothing in two sowings

Musas:

sikkimensis
S, 'Daj Giant'
cheesmanii
velutina
yunnensis
zebrina
nagensium
Helen's hybrid

Zero germination from the above, most of them twice, this after religiously following the recommended germination procedures.


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Re: What banana seeds have you grown

Post by Kristen » Sat Aug 24, 2013 1:50 am

fern Rob wrote:I have never grown any Musas is there any that are unusual varieties but easy to grow.
The common ones are hard to germinate ... I doubt the rare ones are easier :(

But you might get lucky ... I bought 8 seeds and 4 grew ... and that was the start of my Exotic Garden Habit :lol:
fern Rob wrote:Who stocks musa seeds?
http://www.trebrown.com/shop/bananas.php

Rough prices are £1.40 for 10, £9.00 for 100. Germination is reckoned to be around 10%, so I would suggest that you buy 50 or more, rather than 10.
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Re: What banana seeds have you grown

Post by fern Rob » Sat Aug 24, 2013 8:52 am

Thanks
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