Papua New Guinea Vanilla Planifolia by the Kilo

Papua New Guinea Vanilla Planifolia by the Kilo

Buy Papua New Guinea Vanilla Planifolia by the kilo. I offer you the best value for money in PNG vanilla by the kilo, from my 250g sachet to the 5kg pack. Discover a vanilla pod that is a real nugget for lovers of rare vanilla. An aromatic treasure with notes of spice, musk and cocoa vanilla that linger on the palate.

  • Main notes: woody and floral vanilla
  • Aromatic: A vanilla pod  with the first hints of spice and musk, giving way to a long-lasting chocolaty vanilla finish.
  • Quality: Gourmet
  • Category: Grand Cru
  • Size: + 14cm
  • Origin - Plantations: Highland region - Mount Kabangama, Goroka - Papua

Since 2010, Le Comptoir de Toamasina has been your online vanilla specialist. My family-run company offers you only gourmet quality vanilla, the best beans, supple, full-bodied, shiny and highly aromatic. A mouth-watering vanilla for you. Arnaud Sion, creator of Comptoir de Toamasina.




I offer you my selection of planifolia vanilla pods from Papua New Guinea at the best price per kilo. I first selected this vanilla during the vanilla crisis in Madagascar in 2019.
I wanted a vanilla from the world with a beautiful aromatic power that recalls the world of perfumery.
Near Grasse, I discovered a company that introduced me to an importer of vanilla from Papua New Guinea. 
Here you are going to have a summary why buy this unique vanilla which I consider to be the best vanilla beans in the world. My name is Arnaud and a French specialist in the world of vanilla and in the selection of vanilla with intense aromas.

Discover the excellence of vanilla with our Planifolia Vanilla Pods from Papua New Guinea at the best price per kilo , offered by  Le Comptoir de Toamasina, my family business.

Planifolia Vanilla  from Papua  offers an exceptional aroma and above all according to the vanilla importer and its technical sheets, the vanillin level of Planifolia vanilla from Papua is higher than Malagasy vanilla.

  • Discover our  Madagascar vanilla

This variety is harvested in the lush lands of Papua New Guinea and is distinguished by its blacker and finer pods than those of Madagascar.

Each pod is a concentrate of chocolate vanilla flavors. It is more chocolatey than Mexican vanilla. 

Gourmet Quality, Unbeatable Price  :

  • At Comptoir de Toamasina, we are proud to offer you these vanilla princesses at the best price per kilo.
  • Our commitment to gourmet quality complies with the ISO NF 5565-1 standard, although certain classifications on the internet, We do not use marketing names such as “vanilla prima” or “bourbon gold”, which are not recognized. we use the traditional Red, TK and Gourmet classification.

Why choose our vanilla?

  • Superior quality  : Our pods are selected for their rich and intense aromatic profile. We buy pods larger than 14 cm, always of gourmet quality.
  • Advantageous price  : Buy by the kilo and benefit from a preferential price without compromising on quality.
  • Recognized expertise  : Arnaud Vanille, creator of Comptoir de Toamasina, offers you videos on our YouTube channel to learn everything about the world of vanilla from its cuttings to its use. You understand why we are the expert. Since 2010, we have been Le Comptoir de Toamasina. 

If you continue reading, you will discover our recipe advice, pricing, usage tips and much more. Whether you are a star chef or a pastry enthusiast, our Tahitensis vanilla pods from Papua New Guinea will allow you to push the boundaries of creativity. They are perfect for flavoring a crème brûlée, enriching a panna cotta or giving a new dimension to your smoothies and yogurts.

Order now and join the culinary revolution . Don't miss the opportunity to buy these exceptional vanilla beans. Visit  Le Comptoir de Toamasina , choose quality, and let Arnaud Vanille guide you into a world where vanilla is not just a spice, but an invitation to a journey of the senses.


When I created the planifolia vanilla format per kilo, I wanted fans of vanilla with chocolate notes and gastronomy professionals to be able to purchase this vanilla quickly in just a few clicks and delivered within 48 hours.

Selling Papua vanilla is simple, but finding the best quality with a unique aromatic note is very difficult.

When you buy planifolia vanilla by the kilo, you want pods with lots of vanilla beans, a soft, shiny vanilla with a good level of vanillin. I suggest this to you.

The Comptoir de Toamasina offers an exceptional opportunity to acquire Planifolia Vanilla from Papua by the kilo. This carefully selected gourmet quality vanilla is available in different quantities to meet all your culinary needs:  

  • 250g  for €83.86  : Ideal for enthusiasts wanting to test the richness of this vanilla.
  • 500g  for €155  : A perfect quantity for amateur pastry chefs and small restaurants.
  • 1kg  for  €250  : The economical choice for chefs and catering businesses.
  • 5kg  for €1050  : The optimal bulk purchase for distributors and large establishments.

I spent 2 months on a plantation in Brazil to discover the art of selecting and growing tahitensis vanilla, Bahian vanilla which is very different from planifolia vanilla.

Now I invite you to discover Papua New Guinea vanilla, from the production side, planifolia vanilla pods and their flavors and much more with unique recipes. 


Planifolia vanilla , also known as Bourbon vanilla in the Indian Ocean , is the most cultivated variety in the world. Originally from Mexico, it extends from Mexico to Paraguay via Asia and even to France. In the press we read that vanilla lovers grow vanilla in their veranda.  

Madagascar is the world's leading producer of this variety, which represents 95% of world production . Here are some details about growing Planifolia vanilla: 

  • Cultivation  : Planifolia vanilla is an epiphytic plant which clings to trees thanks to its adventitious roots. It has cylindrical stems and small tough branches which develop into very long vines.
  • Flowering  : The flowers, gathered in groups of 8 to 10, resemble those of many orchids. They are fragrant and white or yellow-green in color. Vanilla flowers in autumn-winter between September and January, depending on the growing zone. The flowering period usually lasts about a month.
  • Harvest  : The green pods will take about a month after fertilization to reach their final size, up to 30 cm. They will then take 8 to 9 months to mature before being picked.

You should know that unlike the tahitensis variety, this vanilla will open when fully ripe. While vanilla tahitensis does not open after the last two weeks of ripening, the planifolia variety must be harvested before full maturity.

Green Papuan vanilla pods like bourbon vanilla pods must be pods that will open if you leave too much on the vanilla plant.

The vanilla plant only gives vanillin during the last two weeks on the foot, it's incredible isn't it?  

In this video, I explain to you in 2020, the difference between its two vanillas.


Planifolia vanilla is the most cultivated variety in the world. Here we will explain to you why it is better to buy vanilla from Papua than vanilla from Madagascar. This sheet was updated in 2024 according to the analyzes of the vanilla importer.  

  1. Origin and Terroir :

    • Papuan vanilla grows in the mountainous regions of the northwest of the island and also in the Sepik region. Vanilla will prefer plantations near the sea than inland. 
    • It can be both a  Vanilla Tahitensis  or  Vanilla Planifolia variety . Here, it is a Tahitensis variety. Papua will grow two varieties tahitensis and planifolia.
  2. Aromatic Profile :

    • Papuan vanilla has a warm and delicate scent, very chocolatey, the vanilla taste is very long in the mouth
    • It is more peppery and musky than Big Island vanilla. Papuan vanilla planifolia variety are quality vanilla pods that can be used to sweeten cocoa for example. 
  3. Use in the kitchen :

    • Papuan vanilla is versatile and rich in natural vanillin.
    • It brings a real vanilla identity to your sweet and savory recipes.


As a vanilla enthusiast, let me take you on a sensory journey through Planifolia vanilla from Papua . First of all, I have to tell you that if you are going to compare 2 pods of bourbon vanilla from Madagascar and planifolia from Papua, you are going to say that the vanilla from Papua is drier even if it is gourmet quality. Don't worry, you will always know how to tie a knot with it and I can tell you that it will replace the Madagascar vanilla pod and I will tell you why:  

Flavor  :

  • Imagine a warm and delicate scent, with a touch of cocoa and musk. Vanilla from Papua New Guinea offers a unique aromatic palette, different from that of Madagascar or Tahiti. For me, this is a vanilla that will be worth the detour. A fun little thing, in Brazil, I discovered that vanillas will have tangy notes. More information on my Comptoir de la vanilla section on my YouTube channel.
  • It evokes memories of sweetness, indulgence and exoticism. Close your eyes and let yourself be intoxicated by its captivating aroma.

Aromatic Power  :

  • Planifolia vanilla from Papua is a bold variety. Its pods, blacker and finer than those of Tahiti, contain an exceptional concentration of aromas.
  • It stands out for its peppery and spicy power, which awakens your senses and adds an intriguing dimension to your culinary creations.


How to use planifolia vanilla. Papua New Guinea vanilla is used like Madagascan vanilla, but I find that it is characteristic in the background, a vanilla perfect for a hot chocolate, a cocktail with vanilla. 

  1. Infusion  :

    • For creams and liquids, split the pod in half and scrape out the seeds. Add them, along with the pod, to your cream or hot milk to infuse. Remove the pod before serving.
  2. Pastry shop  :

    • Incorporate vanilla beans directly into your cake and cookie batters for a delicate, fragrant flavor.
    • Use the grains to flavor your pastry creams, custards, or ice cream preparations.
  3. Savory Cuisine  :

    • Vanilla seeds can add an exotic touch to your sauces or marinades for meat and fish.
  4. Conservation  :

    • Place the spent pod in a jar of sugar to create homemade vanilla sugar.
  5. Drinks  :

    • The grains or the whole pod can be used to flavor alcoholic drinks or infusions. You can make infusions for your cocktails. I find it to be a rare vanilla. 

Planifolia vanilla is particularly appreciated for its ability to bring a unique sensory dimension to your culinary creations. More recipes on my blog.

Inspirations, idées et suggestions de recettes :

I suggest you discover this variety of vanilla in recipes that are easy and quick to make, there are more recipes on my blog:

  1. Planifolia Vanilla Crème Brûlée  :
    • Infuse the cream with Planifolia vanilla beans before preparing the classic crème brûlée.
    • Sprinkle sugar on top and caramelize it to get a golden, crispy crust.
  1. Panna Cotta with Planifolia Vanilla and Exotic Fruits  :
    • Prepare a creamy panna cotta using Planifolia vanilla to flavor the cream.
    • Serve it with an assortment of exotic fruits like mango, pineapple and papaya for a tropical touch.
  1. Vanilla Planifolia and Berry Smoothie  :
    • Blend Planifolia vanilla with fresh berries like strawberries, raspberries and blueberries to make a creamy, aromatic smoothie.
    • Add milk or yogurt for an even smoother texture.
  1. Planifolia Vanilla and Honey Yogurt  :
    • Mix Planifolia vanilla in natural yogurt, then add a spoonful of honey to sweeten.
    • Serve it with fresh fruit for a healthy and tasty breakfast or snack.
  1. Planifolia Vanilla French Toast  :
    • Dip slices of bread in a mixture of beaten eggs, milk and Planifolia vanilla before cooking them in a pan until golden brown.
    • Serve them with maple syrup and a pinch of cinnamon for a delicious breakfast.

Chef's Tip  :

  • To intensify the flavor of Planifolia vanilla in your desserts, combine it with complementary ingredients such as chocolate or red fruits.
  • It goes particularly well with raspberries, creating a harmonious contrast between their acidity and its natural sweetness.

Conservation advice  :

  • Once used, store your spent vanilla pods in a jar of sugar to create homemade vanilla sugar, ideal for enriching your pastries and hot drinks.

In 2015, when I sold my first tahitensi pods from Papua with Comptoir de Toamasina, the production of New Guinea vanilla was very confidential. Today, I prove to every prospect that this vanilla is unique. Planifolia vanilla from Papua is for me the best vanilla you can buy if you want to change from the traditional Malagasy vanilla. Its gourmet quality from Papua New Guinea will make you experience unique emotions.


Here are eight recipes inspired by Papuan planifolia vanilla, which highlight its unique flavor:

  1. Papua Vanilla Crème Brûlée : Follow the same method as for Planifolia Vanilla Crème Brûlée, replacing the planifolia vanilla with Papua vanilla for a deeper, richer flavor.

  2. Papua Vanilla Panna Cotta : Steep Papua vanilla beans in hot cream, add softened gelatin, then refrigerate until set. Serve with a red fruit coulis.

  3. Papua Vanilla Ice Cream : Make custard by heating milk and cream with Papua vanilla, then stir in egg yolks and sugar. Leave to cool and churn in an ice cream maker.

  4. Papua Vanilla Pie : Fill a pie crust of your choice with Papuan vanilla pastry cream, then decorate with fresh fruit such as strawberries or raspberries.

  5. Papuan Vanilla Souffle : Prepare a light soufflé base by incorporating Papuan vanilla into a mixture of egg yolks, whipped egg whites and sugar. Bake until puffed and golden.

  6. Papua Vanilla Coulis : Infuse Papua vanilla pods in a sugar syrup, then mix to obtain a smooth coulis. Use it to top crepes, pancakes or frozen desserts.

  7. Papua Vanilla Custard : Prepare a classic custard by heating milk with Papua vanilla, then pour the mixture over egg yolks beaten with sugar. Thicken over low heat until smooth.

  8. Papuan Vanilla Mousse : Whip whipped cream with sugar and Papuan vanilla, then delicately incorporate egg whites beaten until stiff. Refrigerate before serving for a light and airy texture.


Vanilla planifolia , which is produced in Papua, is a valuable orchid used to produce vanilla. Originally from Central America, it is today mainly cultivated in the Indian Ocean, particularly in Madagascar, Reunion and the Comoros. Here are some key points about this vanilla variety: 

  1. Description :

    • Vanilla planifolia is a flexible, lightly branched vine. It develops by growth of the terminal bud and can attack its support for more than ten meters.  
    • The ovary is inferior, and there is no floral pedicel.
    • The flowers have a tab (rostellum) between the stigma and the anther, and there are about 20 flowers per inflorescence.
    • Its fruit is a capsule.
  2. Taste :

    • Papua New Guinea vanilla has a warm and delicate scent, very floral, with subtle touches of cocoa.  
    • On the palate, we detect spicy notes reminiscent of nutmeg or cinnamon, with a sweet background reminiscent of a cookie, as well as fruity nuances of strawberries and blueberries.
  3. Culture :

    • The vanilla tree needs a warm (between 20 and 30°C) and humid tropical climate.
    • It climbs along supports using aerial roots.
    • Natural pollination is carried out by bees specialized in foraging on orchids, notably the species Euglossa viridissima . 
    • In growing regions lacking these bees, pollination is carried out manually.
  4. Variety :

    • Papua New Guinea vanilla can be either a Vanilla Tahitensis variety (Tahitian variety) or a Vanilla Planifolia variety .     
    • It is different from its sister Tahitian vanilla, with a pepperier and spicier flavor.

If you want to know more, discover our blog to find out everything about how vanilla is boiled, how to cultivate vanilla and the preparation method. 


The conservation of Planifolia vanilla requires specific conditions. Here are some guidelines for storing it properly:

  1. Protect the vanilla from light and any temperature shock.
  2. In a glass or PET jar or a wooden box

For growing Planifolia vanilla, here are some recommendations:

  1. Maintain adequate humidity levels (85%) most of the year. Daily misting is appreciated.
  2. Provide good air circulation to prevent orchid diseases.
  3. Water regularly to keep the soil consistently moist, but not soggy.
  4. Provide light but regular fertilization with a nitrogen-rich solution (30-10-10) when your vanilla orchid is actively growing.

Remember that Vanilla Planifolia is a delicate plant requiring special care, especially during pollination where each flower must be pollinated by hand.

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