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    Default Prickly Pear w/ fruit

    Found some prickly pears bearing fruit today.

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    Love that fruit. I heard that it makes great jelly.

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    Good preserves, good raw, or stewed. just got to get all the little prickly hairs off 'em before ya start to eating them <g> . I learnt that lesson the hard way! ;(
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    LOL!
    My Dad planted a bunch of cacti that look very similar to those up on top of Grandpa's slate pile when he was a kid...they really took off!
    Mewonders if they are prickly pear?
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    Mmmm, cactus salsa.
    We imported a lot of sauces and salsas years ago and that was my favorite. I found some in an outlet mall north of Phoenix when I was in the States in 97, and ate it on crackers while I was driving. Bad Bluedog.

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    Those look nice. I kept an eye on the major patches within 50 miles or so of where i live, and the fruits on none ever matured, They all just wilted long before. maybe next year here...

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    Prickly pear are pretty good eating. The plant itself is pretty good, but the fruits are especially tasty. I like to eat them while I'm in the Sandhills out west.

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    Baahhh, I still have needles in my hand from those suckers. I guess I will learn how to handle them someday.

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    Very nice, do they compare to anything tastewise we'd have here in the uk... it's not something I've ever seen on the shelf...

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    Locally the pads are called nopales and the fruit tunas. Norpales stewed up are about a slick as okra but sure are good mixed with carne asado. Kinda gettin' hungry thinking about this subject.

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