Vanilla planifolia is indigenous to Mexico, where it is pollinated by native humming birds; however when transplanted to other parts of the tropical world, the orchid blooms are pollinated by hand. This handling, along with the extensive time taken for drying and processing, makes vanilla expensive.
Vanilla is presently grown in quantity in Madagascar, Tahiti, Indonesia, Mexico and Mauritius.
We have sourced from New Guinea the very best vanilla we can find – 18.5 cm long, plump, pliable and juicy, dark chocolate brown/ black in colour and with an intense vanilla aroma.
The beans are sold in 250gm, 500gm or 1kg packs locally, and 9.3kg packs suitable for International Express Courier .
For those food distributors looking to expand their range, we seek new distributors around the world. Please email us if you think that you have the structure to wholesale vanilla effectively in your city or state.