HARVESTING THE AGAVE

Agaves require a semi-dry climate with average temperature of 22 ° C, usually at an altitude between 1,500 and 2,000 meters.

Soil conditions: clay, permeable and abundant in elements derived from basalt and the presence of iron, preferably volcanic.

It is very important sun exposure, and there shouldn´t be more than 100 cloudy days a year, and preferably only 65.

When the agave starts to mature, it will use all the sugar it has been storing for years to sprout its flowering stalk called the quiote. 

The agave can weight as much as 50 Kilograms

(or more)