HOMESTEAD, Fla. – University of Florida scientists have developed a tool to unlock the genetic traits that pinpoint the vanilla variety that produces an abundance of beans, grows efficiently and sustainably, with consumer-approved taste.
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Above: Dr. Elias Bassil shows Twyla Leigh the vanilla orchid's development. Next: Developing vanilla orchid fruit pods ("beans") in the UF|IFAS TREC Bassil Lab & shadehouse.
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GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- For dessert, how about a scoop of ice cream flavored with vanilla from Florida’s farmers? Because so many consumers enjoy vanilla, University of Florida scientists hope to help Florida farmers grow the bean.
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