2 Apr 2021

Just Kai - calling Tonga

From Country Life, 9:19 pm on 2 April 2021
Heilala Vanilla

Heilala Vanilla Photo: supplied

In Country Life's new series we are catching up with farmers and growers in the Paicfic.

This week we're calling Tonga.

Vea Takai's husband Keni grows vanilla on 'Eua.

She says vanilla is tricky to establish at first, but after that it's much easier to grow than other crops - and even better, the returns are good.

The vanilla is suplplied to New Zealand-based Heilala Vanilla.