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May 30, 2016 8:42 AM CST
I understand the fruit from Echinocereus Coccineus is edible, and I'm wondering if anyone has any suggestions on what type of things can be made with it.
Name: Rick R.
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May 30, 2016 1:48 PM CST
I've not seen Echinocereus fruit, but if it is like other alpine cactus fruit, it's like to be tasty all bit itself.
Name: Daisy I
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May 30, 2016 2:00 PM CST
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My E. coccineus has never set fruit but Echinocereus engelmannii does and has very tasty fruit with tiny seeds.
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