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Re: Another prickly pear selection
« Reply #100 on: October 14, 2019, 02:50:54 PM »
I forgot  Big-rooted Prickly Pear (Opuntia macrorhiza)

USDA says In IL, and Minesota too all the way North
Haven't read that site for a while, and getting offline.

I think a lady on freecycle gave me one of those bigger padded ones ,
but didn't want in garden anymore, and (was Lazy)never transplanted anywhere after..
they'll come back even if stored all shriveled up like completely dry though hahah

Is there any where You can buy some of these fruits from these cultivars?

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Re: Another prickly pear selection
« Reply #101 on: October 14, 2019, 04:43:26 PM »

Is there any where You can buy some of these fruits from these cultivars?






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Re: Another prickly pear selection
« Reply #102 on: August 05, 2022, 01:00:32 PM »
The Opuntia (Prickly Pear) Variety, Torrance PCH#1,
that I got from Nullzero in 2013 is F R U I T I N G !!!
for the very first time!

When the years were passing by,
I decided I was going to let it grow into the giant cactus (Medusa) pictures that Nullzero has posted.
And, it seems to have worked/payed-off.
The fact that the tree is a beautiful cactus, IMO, also helped.

After several years of waiting for fruit production in my high humidity Zone 10b,
Iím ecstatic with this Breakthrough (I had almost given up all hope),
that this Opuntia Variety will bear fruit in the Miami, Florida area.

Now Iím waiting for multiple fruits to grow, ripen (turn red), harvest, and
comment on the fruit quality: taste experience & edibility of the seeds.

Thank you Nullzero for this Opuntia.

I canít wait to hear of other varieties that are:
as productive or more so, with even better quality fruit.

The Torrance PCH#1 that I got from Nullzero is doing great and it looks really good and healthy. I suppose that after a year of planting, it now has developed a good root system. From one planted pad, it now has 3 multi-pad branches. It has a full sun location, and I'm not watering it at all, to induce fruiting. I'm just sporadically fertilizing it.

I hope that it will soon look like the giant multipad 'tree' picture that Nullzero posted on this Thread (before it was destroyed, suposedly, by the owners of the property; it was kinda sad to see that happen, that 'tree' was a real beauty) and with the same abundant fruit quantity/production.



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