PRICE INCLUDES G.S.T.
THIS VANILLA VINE IS TAKEN FROM A 10 YEAR OLD VANILLA VINE
IT WILL FRUIT WITHIN 1 TO 2 YEARS
The vanilla is a flowering vine of the orchid family. It has unique growth characteristics and requires a tree or pole support to reach heights. A grown up vine bears many deep, orange-yellow, trumpet-shaped flowers. At its natural habitat, these flowers open up just for one day and if they aren't pollinated by bees or birds need to be hand pollinated.
Vanilla bean is used for flavouring in for sweet dishes and drinks such as smoothies and has a lot of other cullinary uses in the kitchen.
Vanilla Bean Vine (Already Fruiting)
Vanilla beans need to be grown up a tree or a post as they are an orchid / vine.They don't like too much direct sunlight and can be grown in the shade like along a border up a tree or a post.They do need heat and moisture to grow well.They can be grown in pots so they can be moved around to suit the growing conditions and can even be grown inside in a controlled enviroment.Hand pollinating is essential for the pods to set if they don't get pollinated properly by birds or insects.They do like fertiliser every couple of weeks in Spring and Summer to help them produce flowers.