Cactus fruits or prickly pears - how delicious! If you like to harvest from a plant that needs very little care, you can't go wrong with the low-maintenance Prickly Pear (Opuntia robusta). The egg-sized, yellowish orange fruits taste mild like papayas.

OPR-607
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Description

Compared to Opuntia ficus-indica, the leaves of Opuntia robusta, originating from Central Mexico, are smaller and have more spines. The bright yellow flowers are large and very attractive and are followed by small, edible fruits, which have a dark red to violet skin when fully ripe in fall. The seeds are surrounded by a soft, juicy, refreshing, mild-tasting flesh. Thanks to its cold tolerance, Opuntia robusta can be permanently planted in the garden in regions with very mild winters. It needs well-drained gritty or sandy soil and full sun as well as shelter from rain in winter.

punkt_gruen.gif Quality: low maintenance cactus; drought and heat tolerant. Unfortunately, the plants are very sensitive to breaking during transport. But a broken leaf can be replanted and a new plant will grow. Please stabilize well, because the leaves are very heavy in relation to the rather weak growing points

punkt_gruen.gif Usage: from April to October in pots on balcony or terrace or in the garden with overwintering indoors; all year round in frost-free winter gardens; with winter protection planted in the garden in regions with very mild winters

Product Details
OPR-607

Data sheet

Family
Cactaceae
Origin
North America
Flowering period
Summer
Color of flowers
Yellow
Fruits
Edible fruits
Growth
Palm
Location
Full sun
winter temperature
8 (±5)°C
Minimum temperature
-5 °C
Hardiness Zones
9
Height
1,5 - 2 m
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