Natural History and Cultivation
Covers the natural history and cultivation of the world's most popular flavour and fragrance.
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 flavour 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.