Agave plants growing well in upcountry Maui Hawaii

Real Estate Agent with Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers HRE# 58089 - RS

Did you know agave plants grow on Maui? 

I was quite surprised to see this field planted with agave while viewing a large estate for sale in upcountry Maui Hawaii.  Why not grow agave plants?  They seem to be doing well and probably don't need a lot of water and maintenance.  Maybe this crop could be planted in the central valley where the sugar cane used to grow.... organic Maui tequila could be huge!

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Agave plants growing in Upcountry Maui

Agave plants growing in Upcountry Maui

Boutique farming is a way to make agriculture pay off on this small island.  The land is expensive here, so the rewards need to be high too. With creative marketing and some value added products in a cute gift shop, an entrepreneur can bring in some income without having to produce huge crops.  Buyers want something to take home as a souvenir.  The sky is the limit when it comes to AG enterprises. 

Agave plants growing in Upcountry Maui

Some examples of creative farming/marketing on Maui:

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Georgie Hunter R(S) e-Pro, Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers
127 Hana Hwy. #G, Paia HI 96779
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Comments (12)

Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


I had no idea, and that is definitely a great idea to have organic tequila from Hawaii.  Thank you for sharing this. A

Jan 22, 2017 05:12 PM
Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho
Sandpoint Realty LLC - Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

Interesting Georgie.  For two reasons.  One the topic of your post and then the mention of where the sugar cane 'used to grow'.  Have land prices out run the sugar cane?  Mark

Jan 22, 2017 07:06 PM
Steven Nickens
Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers - Wailea, HI
R(S)GRI ABR, Maui Real Estate Hawaii

Georgie great post, love the photos.

Jan 22, 2017 08:08 PM
Shahar Hillel
Encino, CA
Mortgage Consultant, Loan Officer.

Georgie, thank you for sharing this information. Interesting post.

Jan 23, 2017 01:11 AM
Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089 This could really be a big development for the Islands if tequila production becomes a new industry there. Exciting!

Jan 23, 2017 06:01 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thanks for sharing this interesting information and your photographs.

Jan 23, 2017 06:10 AM
Catherine Marcy
HomeSmart Professionals - Palm Springs, CA
CA Desert Home Specialist

Hi Georgie Hunter R (S) 58089, 

Beautiful photos of Maui Hawaii & the creative farming.

Jan 23, 2017 10:50 AM
Jane Peters
Home Jane Realty - Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles real estate concierge services

Funny you should have posted this. IU was at the Women's March in L.A. which was packed. You could not move. And there were agave plants in the middle of it all that threatened to impale us. I felt bad for them caught amongst the crowd.

Jan 23, 2017 12:46 PM
Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info

Jane Peters OUCH - that would not have been fun!


Jan 23, 2017 06:36 PM
Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info

Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint The last crop of sugar cane has been run through the mill and the mill has closed down!  It was the last of the mills in Hawaii to shut down.  Sugar production is not profitable anymore and the times are changing here on Maui.  It's quite a big thing and we are all wondering what comes next...

Jan 23, 2017 06:38 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089 - I enjoyed reading your post and seeing the photos but my favorite link of all was 

I signed up for their newsletter. The recipes sound delicious! Several years ago I went to Lavendar Farms in Texas and fell in love with the scent of lavender. They prepared a luncheon which I attended and everything was made with lavendar. I could live with that!

Jan 24, 2017 05:41 PM
Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info

Patricia Feager I'm so glad you clicked the links and found something interesting! You see, there's opportunities to make a living with a good business plan and a little bit of ground here on Maui.

Jan 24, 2017 11:46 PM