New “Longest Vanilla Bean” award to Heilala Vanilla

Heilala Vanilla submitted these amazing 26cm+ vanilla planifolia beans grown at their plantation in Vava’u, Tonga.

Heilala Tonga planifolia (26cm)

According to Garth at Heilala Vanilla:
We don’t sell the long beans. Less than 1% of our crop is this long. They probably need different drying conditions due to the increased mass. I would just focus on the length rather than the aroma of these as they are not indicative of our main product.

These giant vanilla beans are the longest vanilla beans pictured on this site as of April, 2008.