Vanilla usually gets early flowering at the first year after transplanting.
The flowering season usually occur during the rainy season.
The flower clusters appear from the segment on the leaf axil.
There are 15-25 flower buds each cluster, even more.
Vanilla does have a very beautiful flower.
It looks like a common orchid's flower.
The yellowish-green petal is so interesting.
It only blooms about 3-4 hours in the morning.
It usually blooms since 06.00-10.00 AM .
On the wildlife, this pollination is done by the little bee species.
The pistil position is rater closed.
It's not easy for the 'big' pollinator to get inside and do pollination.
On the farmland or garden, we usually do hand pollination.
The best time to do pollination is on the early morning.
It's usually done at 06.00-08.00 AM, when the flower is full blooming.
Can you imagine how busy the farmers in the morning to do pollination during the flowering season.
They only have a limited time to do pollination on so many flowers that blooming at these time.
This was the last flowering season on September 2013.
It's so much pleasure to follow all section of this plant.
Next we will talk about fruiting of this vanilla.
Have an aromatic day with my vanilla.