Vanilla Takes a Long Time to Produce from 8 Surprising Things You Didn’t Know About Vanilla (Slideshow)

8 Surprising Things You Didn’t Know About Vanilla (Slideshow)

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Vanilla Takes a Long Time to Produce

Believe it or not, the span of time between a fruit-bearing orchid being planted and cured vanilla pods being sent to market can be as long as six years. This is due in part to the fact that the plant can take years to mature. Once the pods are harvested they can take six to nine months to cure.