Monday, May 14, 2007

Asparagus, Part 2


Well, I was half right.

Unfortunately, it was not the fun half.

It turns out that plant in my yard IS really big asparagus:

Desert Agave

Scientific classification
Kingdom:
Plantae
Division:
Magnoliophyta
Class:
Liliopsida
Order:
Asparagales
Family:
Agavaceae
Genus:
Agave
Species: A. deserti

It is not the source of tequila. THAT plant is appropriately called 'agave tequiliana.' But if I act now, I can still harvest sap from this one and make mezcal...if only I had a pot large enough to boil it in.

2 comments:

GeekGirl said...

I've always beeen curious about the whole "stinky pee" thing. I eat asparagus like crazy and have never noticed this much touted phenomenon. I only eat canned, so maybe it's from fresh asparagus? Hmmm.
PS: WHERE WHERE YOU YESTERDAY? I thought you were doing the Jay Benson but didn't see you there?

Wrenching Winz said...

no homebrew tequilla? Drat...