Tequilana - Weber's Blue
Weber's Blue Agave (Agave tequilana azul) is cultivated in Mexico for
the production of Tequila.
Agave plants are succulants with long spiny leaves.There are more
than 400 species of Agave all native to North America and mostly to
Mexico. They live for many years as a rosette of thick, fleshy leaves,
then flower once (often around 30 years old or so) and die. However, by
this stage they usually have produced a cluster of younger plants from
stolons arising from ther parent plant. Only the rosette that produces the
flowering stem dies. The other Agave plants live on.
The beautiful Agave tequilana azul (Weber's Blue Agave) is the specific
variety of Agave from which tequila is made, exclusively in the state
of Jalisco, Mexico.
The Blue Agave plants are around 8 to 10-inches tall.