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Old December 22nd, 2010, 06:42 PM
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Do you have the vanilla bean or is it a vanilla extract? If you use the vanilla bean you will jump for joy. If it's just an extract you won't notice a big difference. Vanilla comes for orchids. In order to create the bean the orchid has to be hand pollinated in the morning. The flowers open in the morning if they are not pollinated they die at night and fall off. I have one of these orchids. Here is some pictures. Of the plant (it's a vine), the flower, and the seed pod that becomes the vanilla bean.
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