Cactus Fruit - Knowledgebase Question

Claremont, CA
Question by bphototrv
August 14, 2002
What does cactus fruit look and taste like? I think my cactus has produced some fruit, and have heard some people eat the fruit.


Image
Answer from NGA
August 14, 2002

0

Cacti fruit is a swollen pad at the end of a stem. Called prickly pear = Indian fig = Indian pear = barbary fig = tuna = or cactus pear, the pulp of these cactus fruits is a brilliant red or, occasionally, a yellowish green, and tastes a bit like watered-down watermelon. Cooks exploit the color by adding slices of the pulp to fruit salads, or by pur?eing it and straining out the seeds. They're quite popular in Hispanic countries and around the Mediterranean. Cacti Fruit can be eaten raw or be cooked into jams and preserves.

You must be signed in before you can post questions or answers. Click here to join!

« Return to the Garden Knowledgebase Homepage

Member Login:

Username:

Password:

[ Join now ]

Today's site banner is by Whitebeard and is called "Delosperma cooperi"