Here is Sherwyn, our local vanilla expert.
He arrived with a team of farmers to help us plant vanilla,both on our model organic cocoa farmand along the route of Jouvay Chocolate's free farm and factory tour.
Vanilla is actually a vine, a distant relative of the orchid.
Vanilla is not easy to grow.
It has to be hand-pollinated.
The root end has to be carefully exposed.
But it is a lucrative crop, well-suited to growing conditions in Grenada.
Some cocoa growers may want to add it to their farms.
Our thanks to Sherwyn and his team!