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Jan 27, 2015 10:56 AM CST
Name: Ron
Naples, FL

Star, you asked about sprouting the Pink Banana (Musa velutina) seed. Banana seed are notoriously difficult, and the one time I tried it I had no success. Here are a couple links to get you started.

The first link was really interesting regarding putting the seed in your mouth and sucking on them for a while before sowing. Immediately put me in mind of Joseph's spit-soaking idea. Hilarious!

Although they can sprout in a couple weeks or so, it can take 6 mos. to a year or more. Because of this, one of the more interesting approaches I have heard (I can't find the link) is to simply sow them in a pot with plants you keep in the sun and take good care of. Just be sure to label/keep note of which pot so you don't pull them up as weeds if/when they do sprout!

The links:

http://unusualplants.net/forums/threads/germinating-velutina...

http://www.bananas.org/search.php?searchid=1176531

http://www.bananas.org/f30/germination-guide-3116.html

Good luck to all who got these seed!

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