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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: 19
Easy to Grow 2.0
EarlyMaturity 2.0

52.6% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
azureuce
Location:
austin, TX, United States
Date:
June 29, 2017
          3.0
 
Struggle to germinate
Easy to Grow 1.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? Would be adorable

What are the cons? Months trying to germinate

Review:

Ive been germing these since febuary... still nothing. I started another set each month or so. Nothing. I used different soils, different pretreatments. On the upside, Baker Creek sent way more than the minimum seed count. So i can try again and again. But every other seed from baker creek has germinated so these may just be unachievable. Im going to try seeds from a papaya as well, because id really like a tropical plant like that, but i cant afford more seeds right now, and mexican papaya seeds are free in papayas. Its unfortunate though- papaya trees are way bigger, and i found the size of this plant to be very appealing. Oh well, maybe 1 will sprout some day. One day...

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

6 out of 7 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Kim C
Location:
Clinton, UT, United States
Date:
May 1, 2017
          5.0
 
Pink Banana
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? Exotic and unusual

What are the cons? Na

Review:

Was not sure if I would be able to get these to germinate as I am just starting out trying to start things from seeds and am winging it, but two out of three started for me. I stuck them in a cell along all the others seeds I was trying to sprout and didn't do anything to them. I did use my own mix of soil for my seedlings (half compost, half a combination of peat moss and coconut coir) and a handful of perlite. They soil stayed damp, but not soaked and I kept a dome on it the entire time so it was nice and humid in there. The first one that popped took about two weeks, the other was a few days. Hope this helps someone.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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4 out of 4 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Katherine
Location:
St.Louis, MO, United States
Date:
April 29, 2017
          5.0
 
THEY HAVE RISEN
Easy to Grow 1.5
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Can bost about having pink ban

What are the cons? Hard to grow

Review:

I have successfully germinated 2 plants. I used a root simulator to give them a boost when I planted them. These seeds are a year old so I was surprised when they germinated. It took around 3 weeks to sprout

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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28 out of 31 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

106 out of 109 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
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