Vanilla cultivation areas in Sri Lanka
Vanilla is a variety of orchid and it is the second most expensive spices in the world. 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 so it has high labor involvement.
In Sri Lanka, central hill countryside has good weather (Wet weather condition) condition to grow the vanilla. the areas are Kandy, Nuwara Eliya, Matale, and Kegalle.
At present vanilla, cultivation is spreading to Daraniyagla, Ratnapura, and the Sinharaja forest range. Vanilla growing well up to 1000m above the sea level, 20-30°C temperature and 2000-2500 mm Rainfall
Furthermore, Vanilla is shade loving plant and the supportive trees are using to adequate shade (50-60%).
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 fully natural and organically growing spice. 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 cooking, cosmetic industry, pharmaceutical industry also widely use its fragrance and anti-aging benefits.
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Buy our premium quality vanilla, the seeds or pods as a natural flavoring in your food or the industrial uses.