Vanilla in Puerto Rico

Aug 12 2023

Vanilla also has a long history in the Caribbean, especially in Puerto…


By Jason Lopez

Vanilla in Mexico

Aug 12 2023

It is in Mexico where Vanilla planifolia is said to originate, where…


By Jason Lopez

Coquito

Aug 12 2023

The scent of vanilla has always been one of my absolute favorites. It…


By Jason Lopez

A Vanilla Voyage: Exploring the Spice's Legacy in…

Aug 12 2023

Specimen Stories

Vanilla planifolia, commonly known as vanilla, is one of the most instantly…


By Jason Lopez

Tobacco

Aug 3 2023

The history of tobacco and the people who cultivated the plant have…


By Angel Tobar

Mango

Aug 3 2023

The mango plant, scientifically known as Mangifera indica which means “an Indian…


By Michael Noi

Fruits of Rosaceae

Apr 22 2023

Specimen Stories

Flowering plants differ from all other plants by producing seeds within fruits;…


By Amy Weiss

Black Pepper: King of Spices

Feb 18 2023

Specimen Stories

It’s hard to imagine entering a diner, sitting down on the shiny…


By Amy Sahud

Fleshy Fruits

Nov 8 2022

In addition to being eaten straight from the tree or shrub, many…


By Emily B. Sessa

Tubers/Edible Roots

Nov 8 2022

Plants use underground storage structures such as corms, tubers, and rhizomes to…


By Emily B. Sessa

Nuts

Nov 8 2022

Pictured above are a few of the many species of nut-bearing trees…


By Emily B. Sessa

Lenape Plant Medicines

Nov 8 2022

Lenape healers or herbalists use a large number of plants for treating…


By Emily B. Sessa

Lenape Foodways

Nov 8 2022

The Lenape use hundreds of plants for food, including species that historically…


By Emily B. Sessa

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