Prickly Pear Cactus - Opuntia

Prickly Pear Cactus - Opuntia

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Below you can explore our incredible selection of the unique winter hardy Opuntia cactus, also known as the prickly pear cactus; they feature flat, paddle-shaped stems and vibrant opuntia flowers that bloom in a range of colors.

Prickly pear fruit, a two- to five-inch-long fruit with a sweet, melon-like taste, is highly nutritious, providing vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and anti-inflammatory properties. The fruit of the prickly pear can be eaten raw or preserved to make jams and juices. Research focuses on the potential health benefits of eating prickly pear fruit, which comes in various colors like white, yellow, purple, red, green, and brown. 

At the bottom of this page, you can learn how to care for these majestic prickly pear cacti as well as some key facts and other characteristics. Read more...

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