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Ive been reading up on eating/cooking prickly pear cactus. Am looking for a source to try and grow some, inside. Anybody have any grtowing around them,, Ill gladly buy some??? STAN
-- Stan (firstname.lastname@example.org), August 27, 2000
If you can find a Mexican grocery store around you, they may sell the prickly pear fruit, so you can try it. I have seen it for sale in such grocery stores.
-- R. (email@example.com), August 28, 2000.
Hi, I have several plants. If you want to email me with your address I would be happy to send you some. Just pay for the postage and it's yours!
-- Doreen (firstname.lastname@example.org), August 28, 2000.
I live where the Prickly Pear grows wild all over the place. If you just cut a slice off a paddle and stick it in the ground, it'll grow. The jellies and candies are popular here in the west. I like to just peel them and eat. Tastes like a combination of apples and pears. In colder climates, you have to bring it in for the winter.
A gal from Chicago took some paddles back with her and uses pots so she can move them in the house during the winter. Too much water will kill cactus. I don't know anyone who's grown them from seeds. I know some cactus takes a v-e-r-y long time when grown from seed.
Here's some pages from my search engine. I hope they help you:
-- ~Rogo (email@example.com), August 29, 2000.
Oh my Lord....p.pear cactus is a noxious weed here in Arkansas. We try everything to rid our pastures of it. Come on up and I'll furish you with a ton...of course, you have to dig them yourself!
-- Barbara C. Fischer (firstname.lastname@example.org), August 31, 2000.