Learn about the Vanilla Growing Process
Our vanilla plants are grown in the Comoros Islands and flown to Nebraska for processing.
Planting the Vanilla Vine
This process is done by hand-planting old vines one by one.
At this stage, the farmer is responsible to determine which orchid is mature enough to be pollinated
Using hand based ancestral techniques, farmers use a small wooden stick to allow the orchid to grow into a vanilla bean.
Green Vanilla Beans
Green vanilla beans almost at the maturation stage and nearing harvest.
Cured Vanilla Beans
Curing vanilla beans begins with sun drying the mature green vanilla beans. The beans are vapor heated to allow the release of their aroma and flavor. Curing techniques can have different effects on the taste of the same crop.