3 Pads for self rooting w/Instructions (most spines will be removed prior shipping for safer handling, it will not impact the rooting ability)
Prickly pear cactus is the most famous and well-loved of the edible cacti.
Also called the Indian fig, their leaves and fruit are very flavorful and are a staple of many dishes in Central America and the southwestern US. Opuntia are quite cold-tolerant and have a lot of uses in edible landscaping (they make excellent barrier hedges), and can make a stunning centerpiece in rock gardens or other drought tolerant landscapes. The paddles are cut and cooked like green beans or pickled, fried or grilled. The egg-shaped fruit (or "tunas") are edible and very delicious fresh or cooked into jams. Great for juicing too, the possibilities are endless. Fast grower. Rooting simple it practically does it by itself. Plant is heat tolerant and requires little to no water. Hardy to 18F.
Other Names: nopales, nopalitos, the cactus pear, paddle cactus, edible cactus, tortoise and iguana food.