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prickly pear:

see cactuscactus,
any plant of the family Cactaceae, a large group of succulents found almost entirely in the New World. A cactus plant is conspicuous for its fleshy green stem, which performs the functions of leaves (commonly insignificant or absent), and for the spines (not always
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pear, prickly:

see cactuscactus,
any plant of the family Cactaceae, a large group of succulents found almost entirely in the New World. A cactus plant is conspicuous for its fleshy green stem, which performs the functions of leaves (commonly insignificant or absent), and for the spines (not always
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prickly pear

1. any of various tropical cacti of the genus Opuntia, having flattened or cylindrical spiny joints and oval fruit that is edible in some species
2. the fruit of any of these plants
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to the 20 member companies, is to value the fruit of prickly pears, knowing that previously, the objective of Planting this fruit was just to conserve the soil and provide the fodder to animals.
The season of prickly pears runs from mid-June to late August," says Sobhy, who sells spicy boiled chickpeas, a popular hot drink, in the winter for a living.
The prickly pear, or opuntia ficus-indica, a member of the cactus family, is native to the Americas.
This year that food source was prickly pears, and the bears were traveling long distances to gorge on the plant's sweet-tasting fruit.
A new restaurant opened last night ( and Prickly Pear at The Quayside, Newcastle, is the third restaurant to be opened in the North-East by husband and wife Jayne and David Kilburn who have already established successful Prickly Pear Bistros in Sunderland and Castle Eden.
Be careful," he cautions, as he points to the prickly pear cactus bearing the flowers.
Prickly pears are eaten fresh or cooked, dried or ground to make a sweetening powder.
Prickly pears grow close to the ground, so peccaries and wood rats have no trouble reaching them.
Two of the more common prickly pears seen growing among the saguaros are the brown-spined prickly pear (Opuntia phaeacantha), a species with a low, spreading form, and the Engelmann's prickly pear (O.
Edible sprouts of bloodroot amaranth shed their seedcoats, coloring the earth with a carpet of green; the fruits of the prickly pear cactus blush purple with ripeness.
In lower elevations of California or the Southwest, where prickly pears thrive in gardens, you may want to harvest your own nopales.