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05 January 2017

Plantation Vanille Reunion

Reunion is famous for its vanilla, and the much of the processes surrounding the commercialising vanilla production was developed by Reunionites. There are a few plantations around the island that offer tours, and this particular one does not have any English tours but does have a pamphlet with information. 

Vanilla production takes time (6 years from germination to the first saleable product), and there are similarities with wine farms in this regard. The production size is smaller - not surprising given that fertilization of flowers is by hand. September seems to be the time to see more of the process, but the plantation does everything and has demonstrations on most of the process; and off course the obligatory shop.

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