@sushiwaitress haha thanks I’ll be sure to wear gloves 🧤 and yeah it’s just corking, probably just a bad photo shes strong thick and healthy 💪 🌵 prickly pears thrive in the weather over here, she only gets watered when it rains
Yes, this is fruit. They are called a #tuna . I have found that instead of gloves, kitchen Pinchers work better, as once the thorns are in the gloves, they are in the gloves, even leather. The #fruit is delicious and beautiful inside. #pricklypear-advice #cactus #succulent #thorns
@sushiwaitress she was a freshly chopped pad stuck straight into a plastic pot of soil when I got her, the man I bought it of wasn’t even sure it would root so he pretty much gave it to me when I asked about it. I left her to sit for a couple of months then I repotted her in this pot mainly to see if she had rooted and she had. Shortly after she grew ears then they flowered and she became really thin, probably giving all its energy to the fruit. She’s thickened up heap now though
They will be ready when the green is gone and they are slightly soft, as in a peach. Is white school glue if you get thorns. Do not pull them, just spread glue on that area and let it completely dry. When you peel it off, the thorn will come out and not break off.