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**** YELLOW CACTUS PEAR ****
Yellow pear cactus is like a fruit and vegetable rolled up into one plant. It has two different edible sections, the pad and the pear. The pad of the cactus, or nopal, is considered the vegetable part, and the prickly pear, also known as tuna, Indian fig, or cactus pear, is like a fruit. The prickly pear grows from the cactus pad, it is first a flower blossom that protrudes from the pad (nopal), and when the blossom fades, it produces the edible fruit.
Cactaceae (Cactus Family)
Yellow cactus pear is a large, spiny cactus that bears numerous deep yellowish, juicy-sweet fruits.
Early historic observations and archeological data clearly indicate Native Americans relied on the pear for food, medicine, and as a source of needles, containers, and water. The pear gets its name from numerous sharp spines borne on the stems, and the seasonal fruits known as pears or tunas!
are actually modified leaves that harden as they age. Technically, the plant’s “branches,” known as pads or nopales, are succulent, evergreen stem segments.
Sweet Jellies and jams are make from fruits!
The fruit begins to ripen in midsummer to a deep yellow color and produces a very sweet yellowish juice. The tunas are harvested by many animals as well as people!
A sweet drink can be make from the fruit!
USDA Zone 4
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