Description: Vanilla pompona is considered one of the 'minor' sources of commercial vanilla flavoring. Vanilla planifolia is a primary source, but Vanilla pompona flowers more readily in cultivation.
Culture: Keep plant in intermediate to warm temperatures in shade. Plant is grown in shade and require a lots of space for climbing. Plant can be mounted or grown in bark. Water regularly 6
USDA Zone: 10a-11
This accession has been observed in bloom on:
Accession # 198500001
Provenance: Original greenhouse accession. Based upon flower/fruit, it was determined not to be V. planifolia as originally labelled, but most likely V. pompona - shorter, curved fruit. Name updated 6JULY2011 CEM