BANANA PLANT Musa Varieties

Banana Variety Seed Pack Five ' Musa' varieties - 10 seeds of each variety In picture order from left to right: Musa velutina - Pink Banana - 10 seeds Musa velutina is a species of seeded banana. Fruits are three inches long, pink and fuzzy. Although it is often grown for ornamental purposes, the pink, sweet flesh can be eaten. Musa velutina flowers are an early age, usuallly within a year. Seeds can be difficult to germinate, taking anywhere between 1 and 12 months. Musa acuminata - Dwarf Cavendish- 10 seeds This species of banana can be cultivated to produce edible fruit, but the fruits are likely to contain seeds. Further plants can be produced by removing and planting the 'sucker' plants that grow from the mother plant's main psedostem. This species is native to South-east Asia and is the progenitor of modern edible bananas. Musa sikkimensis - Darjeeling - 10 seeds Musa sikkimensis is one of around 50 species of banana in the genus ' Musa'. It is also known by the more common name - Darjeeling. Native to the Himalayas it is one of the highest altitude bananas. It grows to around 4 meters in height as well as producing huge green and sometimes red-tinged leaves. Musa ornata - ( Orange Flower) - 10 seeds Musa ornata is an ornamental banana in the genus ' Musa'. It produces stunning flowers as well as attractive fruit, which tend to be inedible. The plant will grow to a height of 1.5 - 3.0 metres and the leaves can grow to an impressive 1.8 metres long. Musa cheesmani - Cheeseman's Banana - 10 seeds A large, fairly hardy banana similar to the Darjeeling with bright green leaves. Rarer in cultivation than the Musa sikkimensis variety. Germination Banana seeds are generally not easy to germinate, but it is extremely rewarding to see them succeed. Full Instructions will be included with the seeds, which first will need to be soaked and then sown into sterilised compost, vermiculite or a coir/perlite mix. A germination solution (saltpetre) will be included to soak the seeds in prior to sowing. Using a heated propagator or placing the seeds in a warm airing cupboard are the best methods. Temperatures of 25-35 Celsius are required. Germination time ranges from several weeks to several months and can be erratic. Reliably sourced, high quality seeds Your seeds will be dispatched on a daily basis and you can choose first or second class post. They will be delivered in a padded envelope together with instructions. Should you choose more than one packet of seeds from my selection from my shop, I will invoice you with the combined postage amount.
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