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Prickly Pear

  Prickly PearScientific Name: Opuntia humifusa
Common Name:  Prickly Pear
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Plant Type: Perennial
Where To Plant: Full Sun to Partly Shady
Soil Types: Average
Zones (See US Zone map): 5-10
Germination: Hard
Number of Seeds Per Pack: 25
Uses: Culinary
Notes: Prefers sandy soil. Has edible fruits (pears) raw or dried. Make take two years to germinate.

OPUNTIA HUMIFUSA Interesting cactus, winter hardy in Ontario. Bears edible fruits (pears) having pleasant, sweet, somewhat acid taste. May be eaten raw or dried, first discarding thick skins and seeds. Prefers sandy soil. Difficult to germinate: may take two years.

Price: $3.00/pkt

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