Opuntia, Prickly Pear
Opuntia

Opuntia

Prickly Pear Cacti
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Opuntia cochenillifera

Edible by humans - grill them whole and serve them with some lime. Both the fruit and the pads are edible after de-spining.9cm pots

Opuntia consolea

Also called Consolea rubescens. This is the very best variety. No spines. Edible by tortoises and humans! (use in salads), straight from the plant - no preparation.

Opuntia elata

This one is totally spineless

Opuntia ellisiana "Thornless Blue"

Spineless prickly pear, Tigertongue, South Texas pricklypear

Opuntia ellisiana is a spinless form of Opuntia cacanapa. It is derived from cultivation in the United States. Edible by humans - grill them whole and serve them with some lime.The young pads are great with eggs. Unrooted pads only.

Opuntia engelmannii tardospina f. inerme

Totally spineless form. Large Unrooted cuttings.

Opuntia ficus-indica

This is virtually spineless. Edible by humans - grill them whole and serve them with some lime. Large (12") unrooted cuttings.

Opuntia robusta

Opuntia tuna

This one is almost totally spineless

Opuntia "Burbank's Spineless"

From Austin, Texas. This was bred especially to feed cattle as it is quick growing, spineless and nutritious. Unrooted (large) pads.

Opuntia monacantha f. monstrosa

Green body. Insignificant spines. Fast and easy to propagate. Good for tortoises.