Agave salmiana is mostly found in Central Mexico. It is originally from the highlands in Coahuila, Durango, and San Luis Potosi, but it is now cultivated in warm climates across the globe. This agave is often used in modern landscaping, but it can also be used to produce some very unique mezcal. It’s also known as “The Green Giant” for it’s large size, and it can take up to 25 years to reach maturity. It is also known as Maguey verde in San Luis Potosi and potentially other regions of Mexico.
Mezcal made with Maguey pulquero in Oaxaca was previously classified by the CRM as Agave salmiana. This classification changed, and now Maguey pulquero from Oaxaca is classified as Agave atrovirens.