Prickly Pear Cactus

The Prickly Pear Cactus plant produces a delicious fruit in September here in Malta.

They grow wild in the countryside and you can pick freely as many as you like. But watch out, they have a lots of thorns. You can also buy them at a green grocery for 45 cents each, then you get them without thorns. The fruit is edible, not too sweet but moist with a flavor similar to honeydew melon.A tasty fruit here in Malta and when you find them, you know it´s fall. 

24 thoughts on “Prickly Pear Cactus

  1. Helt underbara bilder som alltid hos dig. Å ja, jag vet att jag har sagt det förut. Just en sådan kaktus (samt några “kusiner”) “importerade” jag från Gran Canaria en gång. De levde på fönsterbänken(vinter) respektive på balkongen (sommar) i många år tills jag glömde ta in dom när det det blev frost. Då dog dom allihopa. Har även ätit denna kaktusfrukt som var helt okej.

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  2. What a cool post! I lived in Arizona for years, so know the prickly pear! And yes! Those thorns can hurt! Beautiful picture of the fruit. I had no idea they taste like honeydew melon. They grow as well where we live now. We’ll have to try some this fall. 🙂 Thanks and Cheers!

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