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VANILLA BEANS,PLANTS,SUPPORT SYSTEMS

PLANT CARE AND TECHNOLOGY-SALES CENTER

VANILLA FROM AROUND THE WORLD

VANILLA BEANS TRADING OFFERS


Vanilla beans are available in all grades all year round.Availability:Annual between 6-15 tonne of quality vanilla beans of Grade-A , Grade-B and extraction grades. The beans will be A grade of Planifolia type measuring upwards of 16cms. Beans will be sun cured and have approximately 25% moisture content.Vanillin varies from 2-2.2%. In addition an equivalent quantity of beans of varying lower grades (B, being below 14cm to 12 cm, and C below 12 cm to 10cm) is also available.
Vanilla grows best under filtered sunlight. It flourises well in partial shade that cuts out about 50% sunlight. Since it is a climbing vine, it requires support for growing. Dead wood posts, few species of Erythrina, Plumeria alba and Glyricida are suitable standards for trailing vines. The crop is established by planting in situ shoot cuttings of 60-100cm length. After pollination, a full length bean is attained in six weeks time which in turn takes 6 months to reach full maturity. Under reasonable levels of management , Vanilla yields about 100 gms to 400 gms of cured beans per plant.



VANILLA STORIES SERIES


In the vanilla pages you will find cultivation information from our grower farms located in the following places of vanilla cultivation which becomes our supply backbone.
The cultivation and processing in vanilla happens in these farms. Shown are Farms located in (1) Nilgiris Biosphere- Ooty,coonoor , silent valley area-Mannarkad, Gudalur areas (2) Shimoga in Karnataka known as shimoga vanilla farms (3) Trivandrum orchid belts , Trichur and palakkad sectors (4) Pollachi and mettupalayam of coimbatore districts.
In each segment the cultivation methods and micro climate are different and we will see a variety of techniques used for cultivation.
Also shown here are our grower farms located in different countries like Myanmar, Thailand, Indonesia, Fiji Islands, PNG, Reunion, seychelles, Cambodia, Malaysia and Mauritius, Madagascar etc.


We provide Extraction quality beans as well as Gourmet grade beans.The unmistakable scent of Vanilla with its exotic flavour is acknowledged world over for its culinary use. Vanilla essence is derived from Vanilla pods of the Vanilla plant.Vanilla Planifolia of the Orchidaceae family is the most popularly used species. In India, vanilla cultivation is limited to barely 1000 ha. However natural vanilla essence is quality wise much superior and preferred the world over by the consumer. The world demand for vanilla beans has already reached 4000 Metric tonnes per annum and is likely to go up further. We provide a snapshot of the vanilla cultivation techniques, vanilla curing methods and vanilla products for your evaluation.

In India Vanilla is successfully grown in Kerala, Karnataka, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Tamilnadu and N.E Regions of India. The golden advantage from reaping the potential of vanilla beans and their by products can be harvested for a fraction of its investment.

Major supplies of vanilla are MADAGASKAR VANILLA,TAHITIAN VANILLA,PAPUA NEW GUINEA VANILLA,INDONESIAN VANILLA,MEXICAN VANILLA, and INDIAN VANILLA.

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VANILLA PLANTS

Commercial vanilla is propagated by rooted stem cuttings. In vegetative propagation, the cuttings should be taken from healthy vigorous plants and may be cut from any part of the vine. We trail our mother vines in areca or such trees without allowing them to flower for production of mohter stock for planting. We provide technical support for planting and also help in undertsanding the physiology and agro practices required to harvest pods from least gestation periods.

VANILLA-A PHOTO JOURNEY

We present vanilla projects, visits, products, explorations in a journey. Do have our views entice you to a new beginning.

Vanilla Growing

gifts Vanilla as a shade crop grown in support of Glyricidia as a tertiary crop in plantations. High density of 2m x 1m is possible with well matured planting stocks. Consulting for setting up farm available.

Vanilla Curing

curing Process of Harvesting the ripe pods and convert them into gourmet beans through a process of bourbon -killing, sweating, drying and conditioning. Process techniques that make for quality and high grade vanilla end products.

Vanilla Products

beans Vanilla Beans - Gourmet and extraction grades, vanilla paste, Vanilla pwoder, and vanilla extracts including vanilla absolute. Beans- A grade, B Grade and extraction. Vanilla paste for use in icecream, pastries and confectionery industry.