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Pink Banana (10 seeds) (GR124) $5.00

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Pink Banana

         
 
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(Musa velutina) Lovely, small banana plants produce the most stunning, glowing, brilliant pink banana you will ever see. They are edible, but very seedy. Plants have large leaves that grow up to 24" long and add a wonderful tropical effect to your yard or patio. This species is relatively hardy, taking a few degrees of frost fairly well. Ripe fruit will start to split open when ready to eat. Showy and fun to grow! Can be hard to germinate, but is then easy to grow.
 
Pink Banana
Overall Rating:
         
3.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 17
Easy to Grow 2.0
EarlyMaturity 2.0

52.9% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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6 out of 7 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
MollyBlooms
Location:
Detroit, MI, United States
Date:
March 5, 2016
          5.0
 
Worth the effort
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Easy to grow once established

What are the cons? Difficult to germinate

Review:

This is a great plant that is well worth the extra effort of getting it to germinate. I poured boiling-hot water over the seeds and let them soak overnight before planting. Out of 10 seeds, three germinated. Within a month, one of the seedlings died (I kept them too damp), but the other two thrived and are now 5' tall with multiple stems. One is fruiting now, and it has been great fun to watch the little bananas develop. It wasn't easy to get them started, but this was a rewarding project for me and my then-little niece -- much more so than, say, growing an avocado from a pit or a pineapple from a pineapple fruit top (I've done both and neither have fruited or are likely to ever do so).

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

56 out of 57 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Rat
Location:
State College, MO, United States
Date:
September 5, 2015
          5.0
 
Suggestion
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Y

What are the cons? Y

Review:

I would suggest taking a strip of sand paper and rubbing the seed coat on it quickly back and forth with the seed pinched between your thumb and index finger until you can see a little white of the endosperm. Then put in warm water over night. You should see the seed hydrate and eventually the embryonic root will push through a trap door in the seed coat by the second or third day. When you see this, put the seed in soil. This method works great for me with canna seeds which are in the same family as bananas. Canna seeds will also germinate quickly if you plant them outside in the height of summer. The trick is to break down the waterproof seed coat so water can reach the embryo and trigger germination. Cold will break down the coat but will also kill the embryo. I think the best way is to physically break down the seed coat is with sand paper. Try these tried and true tricks for stubborn canna on your bananas!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

6 out of 10 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Oz
Location:
Istanbul, Turkey
Date:
May 3, 2015
          1.0
 
Germinating is a pain
Easy to Grow 0.5
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? Very exotic

What are the cons? Overly difficult germination

Review:

It's been said many times before but still I have to say germinating these is close to impossible. My plant care may be debatable but I take pride in my germinating skills. I've had better success with germinating store-bought coconuts than these. I've been keeping the seeds under perfect conditions for almost 4 months now with half in growing medium and half in a zip-lock bag and still nothing. I'm keeping my patience but if you're considering buying these, I think you'd be better off putting your efforts into other plants or maybe another variety of banana. Or maybe not grow them from seed if you can get your hands on seedlings.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

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10 out of 13 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
javier
Location:
miami, FL
Date:
January 2, 2015
          1.0
 
None germinated
Easy to Grow 1.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? no

What are the cons? Not a single one germinated

Review:

I ordered these among several other seeds ( chiles, brugmansia, peppers etc) had great success with everything except these. Not a single one germinated. The package came with at least 20 seeds so I tried several techniques including the directions on package. Still I wasnt able to germinate any.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

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13 out of 20 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Kim
Location:
Australia, AL
Date:
November 2, 2014
          1.0
 
Germination
Easy to Grow 0.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? Havent tried it

What are the cons? Havent tried it

Review:

Just read this on germinating seed and thought it may be of use. Sowing: Sow indoors at any time of year. Sow seeds as soon as you are able. If you are not going to sow them, store them in their packaging in a cool, dark, dry place. (Do not refrigerate) Soak seed for 3-4 days in warm water, which has been previously boiled. Change the water each day. (This process is important, as gets rid of germination inhibitors) Fill either large cells or trays with perlite, vermiculite or sterilized compost. Stand the trays in water until the medium is completely moist Sow the seeds 2.5cm (1”) deep. Spray the seeds with a little copper based fungicide Bottom heat is helpful, place in a propagator if you have one or in a warm location out of direct sunlight. Do not exclude light as this helps germination. Keep at a constant temperature of 20-25?C (68-77?F). Check the seeds daily for germination. If mold or fungus appears, remove the seeds and wash them in warm water. Spray them with fungicide an

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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