Short Property Description
Broken Nose Vanilla is Australia’s no.1 vanilla plantation, and is located in Tropical Far North Queensland. We are committed to sustainable, organic farming principles, and use no chemicals – no pesticides, no chemical fertilisers. Apart from our vanilla orchids, we also have mangosteens, carambola, breadfruit, mango and rambutan trees which are all productive.
We also have a small commercial kitchen in which we produce a range of artisan products for sale both in Australia and overseas. Our vanilla products have won many prizes, and our vanilla flavour profiles are excellent!
Organic/Biological methods we use
We hand mulch with green waste, and we use our own bio fertilisers to encourage growth in the vanilla. However, because the area is so suited to vanilla growing, there is not a great need for much extra ‘help’ from the bio fertilisers.
In order to dissuade pests from eating the vanilla we use exclusion methods, and grow our vanilla in purpose built greenhouses which are enclosed by cloth. This is successful in keeping pests out of the crops.