Tropical Crops

Karlheinz Knoch
Did you know that Vanilla is an orchid?
Luring bats as pollinators: flower of the Textile Banana.


Many food products and also other items of our daily use originate from tropical crop plants. Where does chocolate grow, why are banana bent, where is cotton coming from, being the material for most of our clothes? During our regular excursions you can learn the answer seeing, hearing, smelling, and tasting. On these pages we offer some portraits on known, but also some of the unknown tropical crops.