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Vanilla drying at Raiatea plantation Vanilla drying at Raiatea, Tahiti plantation.
Photo:Alain ABEL/Tahiti Vanille

Alain Abel at Tahiti Vanille in Tahiti sent some pictures of the plantation at Raiatea. See them all in the Tahiti Vanille plantation gallery.

While most Tahiti grown vanilla goes through a central curer like Jean Chan, these guys do it a bit different and are winning big awards.

Broken Nose Vanilla Plantation in Australia Vanilla vines in shade house

Fiona at Broken Nose Vanilla in Australia some fantastic pictures and a note:

…we are picking and curing – very exciting!

Our beans are about six weeks into curing – we have some nice 22cm ones as well as some good B length.

It sounds like Broken Nose Vanilla’s Australian vanilla beans will soon be available.

I’ve invited Fiona to contribute some stories about growing and curing vanilla in Australia, keep an eye out for those.