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Quick Quiz - where does vanilla come from?
The Redlands Orchid Society will hold its annual charity spring orchid show on Saturday, August 31 at the Donald Simpson Centre.
Funds raised will be directed to the Redland Hospital Auxiliary, who the Orchid Society has been supporting for over ten years. The hospital benefits from the sale of member's orchids as well as door takings.
Potting accessories will also be available to purchase and for the novice, there will also be potting demonstrations throughout the day. Many experienced Orchid growers will be available to answer any questions about these magnificent plants.
1. Orchids have the tiniest seeds in the world. Did you know that there can be up to 3 million seeds in a single orchid seed pod?
2. Orchid plants can live up to 100 years.
3. Orchids have been used as a source of herbal remedies in China.
4. The bottle of vanilla extract that you pour into your favourite cookie and cake recipes comes from the orchid Vanilla planifolia. It's the only orchid that produces an edible fruit (yep, vanilla is fruit!).