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Posted by swallowtail_grower 9 (My Page) on
Wed, Aug 4, 10 at 14:16

Hello, I have quite a few, would like to know the name of them a friend who lives in the desert planted them, they grow tall and fall over when the flowers which are very pretty yellow and then a little small apple-like forms which some people eat or I think that`s what I have heard, any answers would be appreciated thank you

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RE: Cactus

  • Posted by dis_ z9 CA (My Page) on
    Wed, Aug 4, 10 at 15:33

Sounds like the garden variety of Opuntia or Prickly Pear. My Latino neighbors like to eat the young pads (Nopales) and the apples (Tunas).

I grow them because I like the looks of them and when the neighbors ask for some, I tell them they can have whatever they can reach over the fence which is a lot. My Prickly Pear hedges are huge.

RE: Cactus

I have several cactus that have the most beautiful flowers, I run for the camera when they bloom. The reason for the speed to photograph is the flower won't last overnight! Al

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