This is the agave behind tequila but it’s also used in many other states, and internationally, because it is easy to cultivate, grows fast, and has a high sugar content. It has med-large plant, blue pencas round rosette and matures in 4-7 years. It can grow up to five meters or 16 feet. It flowers between May and July and can reproduce via hijuelo, bulbilo and seed. There has been a movement recently to grow more agave from seed and bulbilo in order to create greater diversity in the genetic stock, as well as help rehabilitate declining pollinator populations of bats and butterflies.
Common varieties in the species include tequilana, azul, tequilero, weber, blue agave and blue weber.
It grows in Jalsico, Tamaulipas, Zacatecas, Oaxaca