Vanilla cultivation areas in Sri Lanka
Vanilla is a variety of orchid and it is the second most expensive spices in the world. from the 20000 of orchid, vanilla is the only orchid we use for foods.
It needs tree, pole, or other support to grow because it grows as a vine. We have to maintain this plant very carefully until the harvesting.
This plantation needs high labor involvement.
In Sri Lanka, central hill countryside gives good weather (Wet weather) conditions to grow the vanilla.
The most popular and growing areas are Kandy, Nuwara Eliya, Matale, and Kegalle.
At present vanilla, cultivation is spreading to Daraniyagla, Ratnapura, and the Sinharaja forest range. Vanilla grows well in 1000m above the sea level, 20-30°C temperature, and 2000-2500 mm Rainfall.
Furthermore, Vanilla is a shade loving plant and the supportive trees give 50-60% shade to the plant.
Standard quality specifications to identify good quality vanilla beans
|Length of Beans/pods||6 inches – 9 inches|
|Smell||Inherited vanilla smell/ sweet, creamy and aromatic|
|Color||Dark brown or black color|
|Appearance||Soft/Shiny oily surface|
|Cleanness||Lack of extraneous matter, animal o plant parts or insects|
Vanilla is a fully natural and organically growing spice in all growing regions.
So, They grow in rich organic soil and the farmers apply compost at the beginning of each rainy season.
Purchasing a vanilla bean is the ultimate for cooking, the cosmetic industry, the pharmaceutical industry.
Hence, it widely use its fragrance and anti-aging benefits.
Therefore, as a Leading supplier in Sri Lanka, Acril supplies fully hand cured vanilla beans to the international market.
Buy our premium quality vanilla, the seeds or pods as a natural flavoring in your food or the industrial uses.