Prickly Pear Cactus
The perfect succulent for those who love versatility, beauty and an easy to grow plant. Thorny pads bloom vibrant large, yellow flowers and produce a fruit that is used as a food in Mexico. The prickly pear has more that one edible portion. The prickly pear pad which is often handled just like a vegetable and also the pear or fruit. They grow all over the US and Mexico and even into Canada.
NOTE: the 4th Picture is a prickly pear along the walls of the Alamo
1. Native to Mexico
2. This fruit is pictured on the Mexican Flag
3. Prickly pear is a food preference in the Central American diet for hundreds of years
4. Grows well outdoors in zones almost everywhere
5. Germination occurs when soil is at least 75 º F
6. Grows well in every soil and is drought tolerant
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Opuntia matudae Prickly Pear Cactus Seeds
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