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. 

27 replies to “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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  3. I once put some prickly cactus fruit in a smoothie to mix things up a bit! Thanks for sharing! I really enjoyed going to Malta with my family years ago. I have a poetry blog here on WordPress and today’s poem is a lighthearted one about cacti in case you have time to look? Have a sunny day, Sam 🙂

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  4. Hey 😀 The fruit of the Prickly Pear is really tasty! I am using the cactus Opuntia ficus-indica to purify water for a school project! If you want to know more about the project, here is the link:

    If you like it, please leave a like on the video. The project is competing in a contests and we need a lot of likes to get to the next phase. Thanks! 😀

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