untamed fact #15 (vanilla)

untamed fact #15 (vanilla)

The vanilla orchid is the only orchid that produces fruit, namely the vanilla bean. Vanilla is considered to be the most labor intensive agricultural product in the world (and the second most expensive next to saffron). Cultivation is challenging as most vanilla orchids must be pollinated by hand and the flower that produces the vanilla bean pod lasts for just one day.vanilla beans

 

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