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|Prickly Pear cactus can be found throughout the southwestern U.S. and Mexico.||
Prickly Pear Cactus
| Prickly Pear cactus plants (Opuntia species) produce more young green pads when they are regularly harvested. Fruit sets on in early summer and ripens (usually) in late summer or early fall. We always pick lots of the fruit to process and freeze, so that we will have it year 'round.
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