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A large-leafed desert plant with edible flowers and stalks.


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For the consumable food item, see Agave fruit .

All information here is up-to-date as of Alpha 17b.

Agave is a plant that naturally occurs in arid shrublands, deserts, and extreme deserts. As with any other bush-type plant; agave's growth progress goes back to 30% when harvested, and agave can't be grown by the player. A mature agave plant yields 10 pieces of agave fruit.


Agave plants have a base growing time of 3 days, need a minimum soil fertility of 30%, and have a fertility sensitivity rating of 50%. The following table details how long it takes for Agave to grow in each growable ground type, factoring in the plant resting time and being in ideal growing conditions:

Ground Type Gravel Soil Rich Soil Hydroponics
Fertility (%) 70 100 140 230
Grow Time (days)[1] 4.49 3.82 3.18 -
Base Yield/day[2] 2.23 2.62 3.14 -
  1. Based on growing from 30%; after each consecutive harvest
  2. Per plant

Agave plants are functionally almost identical to raspberry bushes, with the minor differences being that agave fruit produces a negative thought when eaten raw, and agave plants can grow in 30% fertile ground and above. The latter currently makes no real gameplay difference though, as the soil below gravel in terms of fertility is sand with a 6% rating.

Food Production

Just like raspberry bushes; agave plants in rich soil are theoretically the best means of food production in the game, usurping even the almighty rice plant in hydroponics when it comes to yield per day. However, you can't control where agave plants go; you can with rice. The following table shows how many plants it takes to sustain one colonist, but only factors in the nutritional value of the yield; and the yield per day:

Ground Type Gravel Soil Rich Soil Hydroponics
Raw 15 13 11 -
Lavish[1] 9 8 7 -
Paste 6 5 4 -
Fine[2] 5 4 4 -
  1. Also applies to 100% vegetarian simple meals and packaged survival meals
  2. Also applies to pemmican


The agave plant's raw product is agave fruit, which has a market value of 1.5 silver. The refined product with the largest profit margin is a fine meal, having a 37.14% profit margin. The following table details silver per day, per plant. It only factors in the 50% selling markdown; the market value of the products; and the yield per day:

Ground Type Gravel Soil Rich Soil Hydroponics
Raw 1.67 1.96 2.36 -
Refined[1] 5.34 6.29 7.54 -
  1. Assuming a vegetarian ingredient bottleneck. Your mileage may vary.