If the flower stem is cut without flowering,
a sweet liquid called agua miel "honey water"
gathers in the heart
of the plant. This may be
fermented to produce the drink called pulque.
The leaves also yield fibers, known as pita,
which are suitable for making rope, matting, coarse cloth
and are used for embroidery of leather in a technique known
Both pulque and maguey fibre were important to the economy of
pre-Columbian Mexico. Production continues
today to a much lesser extent.
Agave nectar (also called agave syrup) has recently been marketed
as a healthful natural
|Agaves produce offshoots around the base.
|Those are what I have for sale.
A ROOTED OFFSHOOT
WITH 3 INCH LEAVES
Very carefully packaged using bubble wrap and foam peanuts.