Orange-Fleshed Prickly Pear

Opuntia ficus-indica

The pads (nopales) and the fruit of this prickly pear are edible. The fruit tastes similar to tangy watermelon and is about the size of a pear. Delicious in smoothies or made into syrup – try prickly pear margaritas!

Water: Light water, drought tolerant

Hardiness: Frost Hardy

Habit: 5 to 6’ tall perennial

Light: Full Sun

Soil: Average, well-draining soil

Origin: Southwest North America

Orange-Fleshed Prickly Pear