Trio Nursery

Agave atrovirens  L
Agave atrovirens  L
Agave atrovirens  L

Agave atrovirens L Maguey Del Cumbre

40.00
Out of Stock
flower
white
type
Agave
height
8 feet
exposure
sun
usage
container/landscape
irrigation
low water use

Agave atrovirens also know as Maguey Del Cumbre is native to Mexico its glucose gray leaves are arranged in a large rosette they can be 7 to 8 feet long  by 8 to 10 inches wide with a rosette of 20 feet in diameter here in Santa Barbara Ca.

The Agave atrovirens will get big if grown in the ground , so plan on giving it the room it needs , as a container plant it will have giant dimensions as well  in time.

In Mexico Pulque a traditional beverage (3-4 % alcohol) made from the juice of this agave plant. Is this beverage the same as tequila? No, tequila is fermented and destilled to make a strong alcohol, while pulque is a milky , slightly foamy and somewhat viscous beverage made by fermeting (not destilling) the fresh sap of certain types of maguey.

There are many versions of where pulque comes from. Some people say it was one of the earliest alcoholic beverages produced in Central America, others say pulque originated as part of  some religious ceremonies and offered to Tepoztecatl, an Aztec god.

We are offering for sale  a pup taken from one of our parent plants they are 14 to 18 inches tall.