Agave Plant Collection - 3 Plants - 3" Pots

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Feature

  • Tequila is made from distilled sap from hearts (pi as) of the agave or maguey (pr. 'mah-gay') plant
  • A mature agave has leaves 5-8 feet tall, and is 7-12 feet in diameter
  • The name agave comes from the Greek word for 'noble.'
  • The varieties of agave vary with the season
  • Immediate shipping in 3" pots

Product Description

The agave plant known as a succulent and, although it shares a common habitat with many cacti, it is not one itself and has a different life cycle. A mature agave has leaves 5-8 feet tall, and is 7-12 feet in diameter. The name agave comes from the Greek word for 'noble.'

There are 136 species of agave in Mexico, of which the blue agave - agave tequilana weber azul - is the only one allowed for use in tequila production. Several different species of agave are allowed for use in mezcal, including a rare wild species, tobala. Other agave plants are used for the production of various regional drinks like sotol, raicilla, bacanora and pulque. Agave has been cultivated on this continent for at least 9,000 years.

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