The Many Uses of the Prickly Pear

The opuntia, or prickly pear cactus, produces luscious fruit that can be made into jelly, wine and many other products.



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Always wear gloves when harvesting prickly pear fruit.
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The flowers of the opuntia are not only beautiful, they lead to tasty fruit.
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Each opuntia flower lasts only a day.
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You can make jam, wine and pie from prickly pears.
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You can make prickly pear wine in a homemade system.
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