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UF/IFAS, Miami chocolatier cook up winning recipes with Florida-grown vanilla


June 15, 2021

• Vanilla, an expensive ingredient to import and buy, is the basis of a project led by a UF/IFAS scientist in Homestead to establish a south Florida-grown vanilla industry based on the bean. • The content of vanillin in a vanilla bean ... READ MORE

Category: Crops, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Alan Chambers, Tropical Research And Education Center, UF/IFAS Tropical Research And Education Center, Vanilla

UF/IFAS, Australia formalize to collaborate on fruit, crop research


May 4, 2021

The University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) and Northern Territory of Australia have signed a memorandum of understanding. At the core of the agreement is the exchange of technical expertise among ... READ MORE

Category: Fruits & Vegetables, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Alan Chambers, IFAS NEWS, Mango, News, Passion Fruit, Plant Breeding, Tropical Research And Education Center, UF/IFAS Tropical Research And Education Center, Vanilla

Cracking the code on growing vanilla: DNA mystery uncovered by latest UF/IFAS research in South Florida


December 11, 2020

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. As ... READ MORE

Category: AGRICULTURE, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Alan Chambers, Elo Life Systems, Genome, Orchid, Plant Breeding, Tropical Research And Education Center, UF IFAS News, UF/IFAS, Vanilla

UF researchers expand vanilla project; hope to meet consumer, grower demands


August 6, 2020

You can taste it now. A refreshing scoop of vanilla ice cream or a milk shake can be tasty and help cool you down in the sweltering Florida heat. To meet growing consumer demand for vanilla, Alan Chambers, a UF/IFAS tropical plant geneticist, ... READ MORE

Category: Crops, SFYL Hot Topic
Tags: Alan Chambers, Citizen Scientists, Cultivar, David Outerbridge, Extract, Horticultural Sciences, Ice Cream, Tropical Research And Education Center, Twyla Leigh, UF/IFAS Extension Collier County, UF/IFAS Extension Lee County, Vanilla

UF/IFAS Scientists Generating Recipe for Growing Vanilla in South Florida


November 27, 2019

HOMESTEAD, Fla. – A tablespoon of vanilla goes a long way. As a key spice in baking, the intoxicating aromatic bean that reminds folks of delicious holiday desserts has a variety of uses throughout the year. As a bean, it is used to flavor ... READ MORE

Category: Crops, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Alan Chambers, Crop Breeding, Genome, Plant Molecular And Cellular Biology, Research, Tropical Research And Education Center, UF/IFAS Tropical Research And Education Center, V. Planifolia, Vanilla

UF Scientists Sequence Vanilla Genome, Could Support Domestic Industry


March 5, 2019

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- University of Florida scientists have sequenced the genome of Vanilla, which will help them select the best types for breeding new varieties of the popular plant to grow in Florida. Some consumers crave vanilla. The ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, AGRICULTURE
Tags: Alan Chambers, Elias Bassil, Genome, Horticultural Sciences Department, Tropical Research And Education Center, Vanilla

UF/IFAS Hopes to Grow Vanilla, Meet Consumer Demand


June 12, 2018

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. Consumers ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS
Tags: Agribusiness, Alan Chambers, Cultivar, Disease, Elias Bassil, Flavor, Horticultural Sciences Department, News, Tropical Research And Education Center, Vanilla

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