Indian Fig (Opuntia ficus-indica 'Burbank Spineless') in the Prickly Pears Database

Common names:
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Also sold as:
Burbank's Spineless
Luther Burbank's Thornless

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9a -6.7 °C (20 °F) to -3.9 °C (25 °F)
Fruit: Showy
Flowers: Showy
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Will Naturalize
Edible Parts: Fruit
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Drought tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Needs specific temperature: 68-86 degrees
Start indoors
Can handle transplanting
Other info: Seeds may be extremely slow to germinate
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Other: Individual pads form new plants; they must dry and callous for 10 days before planting
Containers: Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil

Ephemeral leaves on a new branch near a broken branch of a spinel

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Discussion Threads about this plant
Thread Title Last Reply Replies
Luther Burbank's thornless Opuntia by NickyNick Oct 7, 2019 11:10 PM 66
Opuntia ficus-indica linguiformis?! by cahdg6891 Sep 7, 2016 1:13 AM 4

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