On APRIL 23, 2014 our vanillery was completed. The 20′ x 50′ shadehouse was constructed with the help of jonathan jay, Roland Barker, Lisa Parker and Dave Kasimoff. In the cool, moist mulch of the trellis rows, the vanilla cuttings are slowly sprouting root-like filaments that will anchor the vines and draw in moisture and nutrients. For now, they are protected from the sun and kept moist while they grow in to their new home, the vanillery.
I received the vanilla today and was so blown away by the fragrance when I opened the shipping envelope! I can’t wait to open the actual package at work tomorrow. The beans are the largest and most beautiful I have ever seen!!!
The Grade B Hawaiian vanilla beans are very nice. The beans are a good size, moist and have an oily shine. The aroma was very strong and sweet & reminded me of vanilla caramels. These vanilla beans are excellent quality.