Author Topic: Sweet fruiting Nopal Tuna Opuntia PCH 1, Papaya, HoneyDew pads  (Read 2105 times)

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It is Tuna season , fruit tuna . Nopalís. Opuntia.
I have PCH #1 , Papaya and Honeydew.
I will fill a medium flat rate box with at least 3 pads for $20, A large flat rate with at least 4 pads for $25 plus $16 medium usps flat rate or $20 large usps flat rate
I will put as many pads as possible in the box, sometimes they are really big.
PCH #1 for info.  http://tropicalfruitforum.com/index.php?topic=4698.0
Papaya and Honeydew I collected pads of on a Nopal farm in Rainbow,CA
These were my 2 favorite I tried. 4 years later I have pads for sale/trade.
Papaya is Orange, sweet and tasty.
Honeydew is green to yellow, also sweet and tasty fruit.
I have the yellow available in this photo below alongside the papaya.




« Last Edit: November 01, 2020, 04:08:46 PM by Bush2Beach »

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Re: Sweet fruiting Nopal Tuna Opuntia PCH #1 , Papaya, HoneyDew pads
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2019, 10:34:41 AM »
I'd be interested in a pad of each. PM me with what a total might be plus shipping altogether. I would imagine these are probably hardy to at least zone 8 right?
Trying to grow it all!

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Re: Sweet fruiting Nopal Tuna Opuntia PCH #1 , Papaya, HoneyDew pads
« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2019, 11:40:26 AM »
Should definitely be good to zone 8 D grower.

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Re: Sweet fruiting Nopal Tuna Opuntia Papaya, HoneyDew pads
« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2019, 08:41:30 AM »
Very nice and large cactus pads I received! Thanks!
Trying to grow it all!

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Re: Sweet fruiting Nopal Tuna Opuntia PCH 1, Papaya, HoneyDew pads
« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2020, 04:10:05 PM »
Yes! Every time. Ready again. Who wants Tunaís?

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Re: Sweet fruiting Nopal Tuna Opuntia PCH 1, Papaya, HoneyDew pads
« Reply #5 on: November 02, 2020, 04:58:29 PM »
Wow this is exactly what I've been looking for, I asked two users on here about tunas but didn't really get a response.

I'm totally new to prickly pear fruit, having never grown nor tasted them fresh.

When selecting a variety what are some traits to look out for?

I saw this listing on EFN of a cold-hardy prickly pear that has a thick wall of flesh surrounding the seed core, which I haven't seen in many other prickypear fruit - is this a good trait for eating?
https://store.experimentalfarmnetwork.org/products/willoughby-spit-prickly-pear



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Re: Sweet fruiting Nopal Tuna Opuntia PCH 1, Papaya, HoneyDew pads
« Reply #6 on: November 03, 2020, 02:03:14 PM »
Pm sent

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Re: Sweet fruiting Nopal Tuna Opuntia PCH 1, Papaya, HoneyDew pads
« Reply #7 on: November 16, 2021, 09:09:17 PM »
I have a bunch of huge PCH #1 pads available, as well as the other varieties.

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Re: Sweet fruiting Nopal Tuna Opuntia PCH 1, Papaya, HoneyDew pads
« Reply #8 on: December 22, 2021, 08:17:19 PM »
Fruiting season is winding down and these improved varieties are so tasty.
I tried a bunch of different Tunaís this year and having small seeds that donít get in the way while your eating is one of the best attributes about these varieties.
The flavor is great on all of them but the Papaya really stands alone in terms of flavor , small soft seeds , very low on spines and a vigorous grower too.

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Re: Sweet fruiting Nopal Tuna Opuntia PCH 1, Papaya, HoneyDew pads
« Reply #9 on: December 22, 2021, 08:30:57 PM »
Have you had fruit from PCH #1 yet?
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Re: Sweet fruiting Nopal Tuna Opuntia PCH 1, Papaya, HoneyDew pads
« Reply #10 on: December 22, 2021, 08:35:32 PM »
I finally tried it this year. It was good. My patch only produced 1 fruit and then the wind snapped it down to 2 pads right above ground level. So I have a bunch of huge, extra PCH #1 pads right now. Thanks for sharing that one around!
 
Have you had fruit from PCH #1 yet?

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Re: Sweet fruiting Nopal Tuna Opuntia PCH 1, Papaya, HoneyDew pads
« Reply #11 on: December 22, 2021, 09:07:37 PM »
Good to hear you got to try it. My plant is still small I haf to restart it from a smaller pad over a year ago. I lost my other larger plant in the ground in FL from a yard flood a few years back.

I am glad I shared it because the genetics may have been lost. Hope you get to try more fruit next year.
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Re: Sweet fruiting Nopal Tuna Opuntia PCH 1, Papaya, HoneyDew pads
« Reply #12 on: January 08, 2022, 10:15:28 AM »
Received an amazing box of pads last week!

Cant recommend enough

Cheers Bush2Beach

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Re: Sweet fruiting Nopal Tuna Opuntia PCH 1, Papaya, HoneyDew pads
« Reply #13 on: January 11, 2022, 12:26:58 AM »
Thanks for the positive feedback.
Iím glad they found a good home.

Received an amazing box of pads last week!

Cant recommend enough

Cheers Bush2Beach

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Re: Sweet fruiting Nopal Tuna Opuntia PCH 1, Papaya, HoneyDew pads
« Reply #14 on: January 12, 2022, 10:54:00 PM »
do you have any pads right now?

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Re: Sweet fruiting Nopal Tuna Opuntia PCH 1, Papaya, HoneyDew pads
« Reply #15 on: January 13, 2022, 11:30:25 AM »
I have all listed available

do you have any pads right now?

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Re: Sweet fruiting Nopal Tuna Opuntia PCH 1, Papaya, HoneyDew pads
« Reply #16 on: January 13, 2022, 12:19:38 PM »
Mine came in a few days ago. Nice huge pads

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Re: Sweet fruiting Nopal Tuna Opuntia PCH 1, Papaya, HoneyDew pads
« Reply #17 on: January 14, 2022, 12:58:40 PM »
Good to hear. I hope these fruit quickly in the next year or so for you.
Mine came in a few days ago. Nice huge pads

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Re: Sweet fruiting Nopal Tuna Opuntia PCH 1, Papaya, HoneyDew pads
« Reply #18 on: January 14, 2022, 02:47:13 PM »
What are the jars in the 1st post? Juice?

Also, how do you know fruit are ripe?

I have a plant that is flowering and fruiting, some random optunia that I snatched a pad of from my wife's abuela's house.




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Re: Sweet fruiting Nopal Tuna Opuntia PCH 1, Papaya, HoneyDew pads
« Reply #19 on: January 14, 2022, 03:45:39 PM »
Yes. Really good on itís own or blended with other juices.

They will split, fall off , change color and get soft.
The largest fruits are about tennis ball size but longer.
What are the jars in the 1st post? Juice?

Also, how do you know fruit are ripe?

I have a plant that is flowering and fruiting, some random optunia that I snatched a pad of from my wife's abuela's house.




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Re: Sweet fruiting Nopal Tuna Opuntia PCH 1, Papaya, HoneyDew pads
« Reply #20 on: January 17, 2022, 10:16:50 AM »
Thank you Jonah for the info, and even more for the fat pads!

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Re: Sweet fruiting Nopal Tuna Opuntia PCH 1, Papaya, HoneyDew pads
« Reply #21 on: January 17, 2022, 01:29:21 PM »
That was fast!
Your welcome Rob.
Shipping the fatties since 19 how longÖ

Getting low in PCH #1 pads to sell this year.

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Thank you Jonah for the info, and even more for the fat pads!
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Re: Sweet fruiting Nopal Tuna Opuntia PCH 1, Papaya, HoneyDew pads
« Reply #22 on: January 17, 2022, 07:38:17 PM »
What does PCH#1 stand for?

Interested, but not familiar with these too much.

Thanks.

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Re: Sweet fruiting Nopal Tuna Opuntia PCH 1, Papaya, HoneyDew pads
« Reply #23 on: January 17, 2022, 07:55:05 PM »
Can I get one of each please? Thanks,
Alex

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Re: Sweet fruiting Nopal Tuna Opuntia PCH 1, Papaya, HoneyDew pads
« Reply #24 on: January 18, 2022, 10:48:49 AM »
Opuntia sp: Torrance PCH#1
Large red fruit with red interior. Excellent sweet flavor with subtle watermelon taste. Soft small seeds that can be broken down by teeth. Low spreading growth habit. Fruit resistant to rotting due to moisture/humidity. Fruit holds on plant for months through the winter, while maintaining great eating qualities. Production moderate to low.

There is more threads and discussion of PCH #1 in the forum search feature.


What does PCH#1 stand for?

Interested, but not familiar with these too much.

Thanks.

 

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