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Prickly Pear Cactus
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Opuntia is a genus in the cactus family Cactaceae. Both prickly pears and chollas are included in this genus of about 250 species distributed throughout most of the New World. The type species of the genus is the Indian fig opuntia Opuntia ficus-indica (most culinary uses of the term 'prickly pear' are referring to that plant).

Big fat leaves.
Bloom in the spring.

1 Large Prickly Pear Cactus cutting,

average sized 'starter' leaves (12")

Each pad is $10 plus s/h which includes tracking.

The flat-jointed paddles of the prickly pear are not leaves, but an adaptation of a stem from which the fruit grows. The cactus paddles, "Nopales," are also a commonly used ingredient in Mexican recipes, including salads and scrambled eggs.