Vanilla Orchids : Natural History and Cultivation

Vanilla Orchids : Natural History and Cultivation

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With more than 30,000 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 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 orchids. Vanilla Orchids also features methods for bean harvest, curing, and processing for enthusiasts who want to try it at home.

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This interesting and comprehensive volume on the cultivation and use of vanilla examines the natural history, science and cultural meanings of this rare and valuable essence and flavoring. Beginning with a history of the vanilla trade, the work discusses the plant structure, species variations, hybridization, and other related orchid species, as well as methods for growing vanilla at home, pollination, and the harvesting and processing of vanilla products. The volume includes a large collection of color plates showcasing vanilla plants in the wild, horticultural practices, culinary products, and historical artifacts. Cameron is a professor of botany and the director of the State Herbarium at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: Portland, Or. : Timber Press, [2011]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2011
ISBN: 9780881929898
Branch Call Number: 633.82 CAMER


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