[efloraofindia:33241] vanilla planifolia

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Pravin Kawale

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Apr 25, 2010, 1:49:20 AM4/25/10
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Hi,
Flowes of vanilla planifolia
Location:Nagoan, Alibag
Date/Time: 25 April 2010 9.00am
Habit: Climber
Cultivated in farms
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Gurcharan Singh

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Apr 25, 2010, 1:58:26 AM4/25/10
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Nice photographs, useful plant
Thanks for showing Pravin ji


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mani nair

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Apr 25, 2010, 3:20:30 AM4/25/10
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Excellent flower.   Does this orchid require shade?  Which fertilizer you put and what about watering.  I am planning to buy one from Kerala.
Regards,
Mani.


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Yazdy Palia

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Apr 25, 2010, 7:02:25 AM4/25/10
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Nice pictures. see some good vanilla beans too. Incidentally, each
flower has to be pollinated by hand using a small stick like a
toothpick for the beans to form. This is in India because it is not a
native of India and the pollinating agents are not available over
here.
Regards
yazdy.

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Yazdy Palia

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Apr 25, 2010, 7:08:03 AM4/25/10
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Dear Mani ji,
The plant does require shade. One need not fertilize it so much.
However if the climate in your area is dry, you may have to use a mist
sprayer during summer. The plant is susceptible to rot due to fungal
infection. One could use a spray of Pseudomonas florescence (a
bacteria that inhibits growth of most fungi).
Regards
Yazdy.

tanay bose

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Apr 25, 2010, 8:43:35 AM4/25/10
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Dear Pravin Ji,
The photos are really nice and plant look very healthy... thanks for sharing the photos with us.

Dear Yazdi ji,
Pseudomonas fluorescens is a Gram (-)ve bacteria, with a rod shaped structure used as bio-controlling agent against a wide range of pathogenic fungi.

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Pravin Kawale

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Apr 26, 2010, 2:59:43 AM4/26/10
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Hi,
Humming bird is a pollinting agent of vanilla
which does not ocures in India i.e.
why it needs manual pollination
Thanks
Pravin

Yazdy Palia

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Apr 26, 2010, 7:01:39 AM4/26/10
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Dear Pravin Ji,
You are right. Even in Latin America, we can not be sure about the
pollination by hummingbirds as such professional farmers pollinate it
manually as described in the link given below.
http://gears.tucson.ars.ag.gov/book/chap9/vanilla.html
Regards
Yazdy.

tanay bose

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Apr 26, 2010, 8:06:45 AM4/26/10
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Dear Yazdy ji,
Thanks for sharing the link to study about the matter
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Tanay
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