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Described as a new species in 2011 from southeastern Durango, Mexico, Agave pintilla has formerly been confused with the similar Agave nickelsiae but mostly differs in forming smaller rosettes with fewer leaves. It also has a most striking pattern of white markings on the leaves. It is geographically separated by nearly 400 km from Agave nickelsiae. Just like the latter, in cultivation it is best suited to a wide range of temperate climates in USDA Zones 7 to 11 and can take hard freezes as long as excellent drainage is provided.Seeds for sale starting at € 7.50. Described as a new species in 2011 from southeastern Durango, Mexico, Agave pintilla has formerly been confused with the similar Agave nickelsiae but mostly differs in forming smaller rosettes with fewer leaves.
Agave Tequileana (Weber’s Blue Agave) Seeds
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Blue agave is a succulent plant native to Jalisco, Mexico. Growing in rosettes of thick, spiky leaves, this is the primary agave species used in the tequila industry. Especially in recent years, the demand for 100% blue agave tequila has increased. The liquor is made from the hearts of the plant, which are called pinas because they resemble pineapples once the leaves are removed. Processing the pinas into tequila occurs after twelve years of growth. A single pina can weigh almost 200 lbs. Most blue agave plants in commercial growing are cloned in order to give more predictble and uniform growth. The downside of this is a lack of genetic sharing. Despite large population of commercial plants in Mexico, the seeds are surprisingly scarce in ornamental cultivation in comparison with those of other agave species. We are happy to be able to offer these in limited supply.
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Growing Information: Blue agave prefers a sandy, alkaline, well-draining soil. A commercial cactus mixture is suitable. One way of planting is to place the seeds sideways with the rims of the seeds pointing down into the soil. The opposite side of the rim should be just about equal with the soil line. Keep the soil warm and moist, not wet. Agave does best at high altitudes (about 1500 feet) although this is not required. Plants can tolerate mild freezing. They are considered hardy to zone 9b. Plants will usually not set seed in cultivation.
In purchasing, international buyers agree to assume the risk of arrival of all items. We cannot replace lost or seized items. You will be required to confirm that you agree to these terms before items can be sent.Blue agave is the agave species used to make tequila. Genuine Weber's Blue agave seeds for sale. ]]>