Comment: Edible Cacti

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Edible Cacti

Optunias:

From experience and a bit of research, many are winter hardy.. eat the pads (nopales) and the fruit. Unfortunately, for this area, the best variety can't be grown here. See: "O. ficus-indica".

update: my cactus: should work : -)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/43624007@N08/sets/7215762926626...
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"Nopales Prickly Pear Cactus Pads"
http://www.desertusa.com/magdec97/eating/nopales.html
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"What cacti produce edible fruit or are edible?"
http://forums.gardenweb.com/forums/load/cacti/msg06182714141...
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"The most commonly culinary species is the Indian Fig Opuntia (O. ficus-indica)"
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Opuntia
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video: "How to Eat a Prickly Pear Fruit"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_rhVeZ6gR0Q
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Love to grow: "Dragon Fruits", yeah, but.. If remembering correctly, these can be brought indoors for the winter.