Vanilla orchids

natural history and cultivation
  • 0.56 MB
  • English
Timber Press , Portland, Or
Vanilla, Vanilla industry, Or
StatementKen Cameron
LC ClassificationsSB307.V2 C25 2011
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25016509M
ISBN 139780881929898
LC Control Number2010048813

But only one genus has agricultural value—the Vanilla orchid. Leading orchid expert Ken Cameron covers the natural history of the world’s most popular flavor and fragrance and provides an introduction to the pollination, biology, structure, evolution, and diversity of Vanilla and related by: Vanilla Orchids book.

Read 3 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. With more t known species, orchids represent the largest f /5(3).

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This author attacks the history of vanilla like a seasoned investigative reporter. Vanilla is produced in humid climates (it likes moist heat) such as Seychelles, Mauritius, Mexico, and Madagascar.

Those who grow it, buy it, and sell it sort of live in a secret society/5(10). But only one genus has agricultural value—the Vanilla orchid.

Leading orchid expert Ken Cameron covers the natural history of the world’s.

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About this book The history of the world's most popular flavor and fragrance spans continents and centuries, but vanilla's origins may surprise even devoted connoisseurs.

This revered and expensive spice, with its rare, complex flavor and perfume, actually comes from Vanilla orchids book fruit of a highly prized orchid. The traders who travel the world in search of America's favorite flavor are a small and secretive elite.

Vanilla is a globetrotting adventure that follows buccaneers, aristocrats, and gourmets, all in search of the ice cream orchid/5(15). Orchids fascinate me and I was hoping for an in depth look at not only the human history behind the vanilla trade, but the science behind the vanilla orchid as well.

What I got was more like a travel book with a political vanilla overtone/5. Vanilla is a universally appreciated flavor that is consumed worldwide. This book will no doubt serve for many years to come as the definitive resource on the topic and the standard reference for those interested in this delicate crop, including producers, flavorists, researchers, and consumers.

Large vining orchid. Grows well in potting soil and can climb a tree or be twined around hanging basket, etc. Very tropical, so only does well in non freezing areas, but is excellent as a houseplant, and is much easier to Vanilla orchids book than many other orchids.

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Grows up to Up tp 40 feet vine.4/4(48). Vanilla is one of the few orchids, other than those grown for the cut flower trade, with widespread commercial use. planifolia is widely cultivated for its long, slender, fleshy pods that are essential for the manufacture of vanilla flavoring.

Like many orchids, the vanilla bean orchid is an epiphyte and lives on a host tree without drawing nutrients from it. The vine clambers up to the treetops in a zigzag fashion, exhibiting long succulent lance-shaped leaves. Each blooming branch will bear one to two dozen creamy blooms, for a total of several hundred flowers on a mature vine.

When we learned from our first book on orchids that Vanilla is an orchid, we thought it would be nice to have one, and when our green-house was up a year later, a piece of Vanilla vine was one of our first acquisitions.

We were happy when it started to grow, but since it would be a long time before it was big enough and old enough to flower, it was moved from time to time to where it wouldn't be in the way of.

Vanilla Orchids also features methods for bean harvest, curing, and processing for enthusiasts who want to try it at home. Preview this book» What people are saying - Write a review.

Once they are harvested they are sold either as vanilla beans or used to create vanilla extract. Today, Mexico and Madagascar is where most vanilla is grown and harvested commercially.

The Vanilla orchid grows like a vine and needs support such as the trunk of a tree, trellis, or a stake. Orchids do not flower more than once on the same stem, with the exception of the Phalaenopsis, or moth orchid. If you have a Phalaenopsis, cut the stem just above the bottom 2 nodes, or joints of the stem once the flower has died.

For orchid varieties with 89%(). Vanilla Orchid Books (Editor) liked it Rating details 2 ratings 0 reviews Collection of fun and hot short stories Summer of Sweetness Holiday of Love Honoring Her Heart Falling Again Forever My Heart The Love of a Rogue Duke Summer Splash 3/5(2).

Vanilla Orchid by Good Chemistry Eau de Parfum Women's Perfume fl oz, pack of 1 out of 5 stars 3 More Buying Choices $ (7 new offers). Cultural Requirements of the Vanilla Orchid By Art “Aka” Buckman Vanilla planifolia is a vine type orchid from Central America.

It is the species most commonly grown for commercial vanilla production. It is easy to grow and averages almost an inch per day in length once established. Uses-There are many books and pamphlets on the subject File Size: KB.

Vanilla plants have only a few pests and diseases to look for when growing them. Here’s what to keep an eye out for: 1. Root Rot. One of the most significant hardships in caring for a vanilla plant is ensuring you don’t overwater it. Because it’s a type of orchid, they prefer dry spells between watering sessions.

Vanilla Orchid Books is the author of Enchanted Passion ( avg rating, 3 ratings, 0 reviews), Mail Order Passion ( avg rating, 3 ratings, 0 review /5(17). Growing a Vanilla Bean Plant - The Coveted Culinary Spice. by Laurelynn Martin and Byron Martin.

Vanilla, or Vanilla planifolia, is a vining orchid native to Mexico and it’s one of the most highly sought after spices in cultivation. Vanilla has become a mainstay flavoring. Shop great deals on Vanilla Orchid. Get outdoors for some landscaping or spruce up your garden.

Shop a huge online selection at Fast & Free shipping on many items. Make Offer - Vanilla Orchid (Vanilla planifolia) 4” Pot. Vanilla Planifolia Orchid Vanilla bean orchid Vine 6 inch cutting fresh. $ +$ shipping. Moth orchids: These types of orchids, also called Phalaenopsis orchids, are the common species found in homes.

Some are white or have a pink or purplish color to the flowers. Dendrobium orchids: Dendrobium hybrids come in many colors including green, yellow, white, pink, and purple.

They require a warm environment and will actually lose their. Allow the vanilla orchid to grow and mature for years. As the orchid grows, air roots (which are roots that grow above the soil) will attach upward to the support and others will reach down to the soil.

It will take between years for the plant to grow large enough to bloom, as it must reach 20–40 feet (– m) in length. 99%(86). Vanilla, the vanilla orchids, forms a flowering plant genus of about species in the orchid family (Orchidaceae).The most widely known member is the flat-leaved vanilla (V.

planifolia), native to Mexico, from which commercial vanilla flavoring is derived. It is the only orchid widely used for industrial purposes in flavoring such products as foods, beverages and cosmetics, and is recognized Family: Orchidaceae.

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Vanilla is a native of South and Central. Vanilla orchid’s natural pollinator is a Melipona bee species that is only found in Mexico. So, for many years this was the single resource for vanilla beans.

Today, vanilla is grown commercially in Madagascar, Caribbean, Mexico, Comoro Islands, Indonesia, Hawaii, and Tahiti. The cultivation of vanilla is extremely labor-intensive. Get this from a library. Vanilla orchids: natural history and cultivation.

[Kenneth Michael Cameron] -- With more t known species, orchids represent the largest family of plants. But only one genus has agricultural value--the Vanilla orchid. Leading orchid expert Ken Cameron covers the. Get this from a library. Vanilla orchids: natural history and cultivation.

[Kenneth Michael Cameron] -- With more t known species, orchids represent the largest family of plants. But only one genus has agricultural valuethe Vanilla orchid. Leading orchid expert Ken Cameron covers the natural. Read an Excerpt.

CHAPTER 1. Black Flower. The vanilla plant is a tropical vine, which can reach a length of over one hundred feet. It belongs to one of the oldest and largest group of flowering plants — the orchids — currently known to contain over twenty-five thousand species, and counting.4/4(2).

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