Harvesting Prickly Pear Cactus Fruit - Knowledgebase Question

Sedona, AZ
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Question by scarter86
September 15, 1999
How can I tell when prickly pear cactus fruit is fully ripe to harvest?

Answer from NGA
September 15, 1999
Its color will be an overall rich, deep red and the fruit will come off easily from the plant. It will be firm, but not overly soft. Use long-handled tongs to grasp it to avoid spines. If the fruit is extremely soft, or wrinkled, it's probably over-ripe. Good luck!

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