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lovestogarden

My Southern California (zone 10a) garden has all kinds of plants mixed together; roses, ferns, succulents, vegetables,....

Cereus repandus syn. Cereus peruvianus

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lovestogarden

This #peruvian-apple split revealing its many seeds. E is going to grow them for more tiny #cactus. #cereusrepandus #southerncalifornia 11 November 2020

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juliesgarden

Wow never seen one of those ❤️

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KariSamuel

Are these edible?

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gjones

I was wondering if they were edible too?

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fearlessthereforepowerful

They are! Really sweet, sort of dry but sweeter than dragon fruit. I planted the seeds and have babies sprouting now. https://youtu.be/alDzJ76WC6s

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fearlessthereforepowerful

The YouTube link https://youtu.be/alDzJ76WC6s is me cutting my #peruvian-apple and you can see the babies in my feed ☺️ @juliesgarden @KariSamuel @gjones

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KariSamuel

@fearlessthereforepowerful - Thank you!

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lovestogarden

Pretty aren't they @juliesgarden?!

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lovestogarden

Yes, @KariSamuel and @gjones, just like @fearlessthereforepowerful said. Thank you, Christine. I think textured like dry watermelon. I have sprouted some before. They are too cute.

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fearlessthereforepowerful

Oh! Perfect description!

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lovestogarden

Thank you @fearlessthereforepowerful 💕

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KariSamuel

So in a smoothie or a cocktail 🍸 with rum or vodka? 😋 @lovestogarden @fearlessthereforepowerful @gjones

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lovestogarden

Blooming way above my roof line. #cereus #cereusperuvianus #peruvianapplecactus #cactusflower #notmyphoto#southerncalifornia 7 June 2020

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ShelleySnyder

That's amazing Janice!💘😍

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sushiwaitress

Wow stunning!!!

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lesliecole49

Wow! Awesome!

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godfreye

Gorgeous 🤗

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Susanandsteve

Wow! Look at you with your beautiful blooms!!😍😍 Amazing!

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gjones

Wow! Fantastic😍😍

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petitelake

WOW. That's beautiful

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lovestogarden

Thank you! @ShelleySnyder @cyndi @sushiwaitress @lesliecole49 @godfreye @Susanandsteve @gjones @petitelake 💗

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ShelleySnyder

Absolutely my pleasure Janice!💘😍

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lovestogarden

It burst open today! This is the peeled fruit. The #sparkles are lovely. It is more about texture than flavor. Very subtle, but fun like chewing poppy seeds with watermelon texture. #cactus #cereus #cereusperuvianus #cereusrepandus #southerncalifornia 24 September 2019

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robbinb

I had no idea that was what the fruit looked like inside. How interesting.

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gjones

So interesting! Is it juicy?

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lovestogarden

@robbinb it is interesting. 😎

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lovestogarden

Katy, it is not really juicy, but almost a cucumber moist. 💗 @gjones

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anges

How interesting, never seen anything like it 😊 This is why the GT app is so good! Thanks for sharing 👍

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lovestogarden

I agree, @anges. The variety of plants we see is fantastic! Thanks, @teamgardentags! 💞

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lovestogarden

I planted some seeds from the fruit on 05 October 2019

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lovestogarden

It burst open today! It is more about texture than flavor. Very subtle, but fun like chewing poppy seeds with watermelon texture. #cactus #cereus #cereusperuvianus #cereusrepandus #southerncalifornia 24 September 2019

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lovestogarden

The "apples" are turning color nicely. #firstfruit #firstfruitever #cereus #cereusperuvianus #cereusrepandus #succulentsunday #cactus #southerncalifornia 22 September 2019

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midnightgardener

This isn't related but, don't you think it's rude (not you 😊) when you identify someones plant and they don't even take the time to send a thank you. Some people! ❤❤

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dinaautore

Beautiful Apple Cactus 🌵 YES! I’m on this App more than Facebook now! 😂 I absolutely love, love all the different plants, people and cultures of gardening and ways of planting different and exotics !

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gjones

Is it edible? It looks really big!

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lovestogarden

Me too. Facebook?🤔 What's that? 😂 I have learned so much on this app. It is incredible. Also, I have met such nice people from all over the world. 💗 @dinaautore

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lovestogarden

Yes, Katy. I am interested to see what it tastes like. It is a little smaller than my fist. @gjones

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columbiariver

It's amazing to me that cacti produce fruit because they use so little water. This is very cool!

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lovestogarden

I agree, Laura. And they are really watery inside too. They really know how to use their moisture. @columbiariver ❤️

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lovestogarden

The #firstfruit on this #Cereus repandus. Each has a little tail. 😂 #cereusperuvianus #peruvian-apple #cereusrepandus #cactus #southerncalifornia 10 August 2019

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gjones

Is it edible?

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lovestogarden

Yes. I have never had one before, but apparently they commercially grow them in some areas. Katie, I am excited to try one. @gjones

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gjones

When you've tried it, let us know what it tastes like😊

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lovestogarden

Katie, I will! @gjones

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lovestogarden

A bit of a jungle right now, but the #cactus is putting on a show for #julyblooms. #hibiscus #kalanchoe-copperspoons #cereusperuvianus #copperspoons #succulent #southerncalifornia 20 July 2019

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columbiariver

👏👏👏 this is very cool Janice. What a beautiful cactus and combination of plants💚 #combo #combination

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janetandjim

I immediately saw the Copper Spoons. What zone are you in to leave him outside?

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janetandjim

I just saw 10a in your profile. I’m in 6a, but I need to put mine out for the summers. Your garden is lovely.

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terrimclaughlin

It looks so good! It’s perfect there. The way it blooms, you couldn’t put it in a better spot. It turned out great👍🏻🤗😊💕

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kez001uk

Wow! Incredible blooms 😍🌵💚

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mardel

Such beauty...thanks for sharing

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lovestogarden

Thank you, Laura. I plant by the whim of the moment, and sometimes it works out. 🤪😂😂 @columbiariver

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lovestogarden

@janetandjim - Janet, I have sunburns on some of the leaves of the Copper Spoon, but it seems really happy there. I live in So. Cal, so my weather keeps me from having the hard work you all do who live in such harsh climates. Thank you so much for you compliment. 💞

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lovestogarden

@terrimclaughlin - We call this serendipity, Terri. 😂 I plant by the whim and sometimes it works great. 😂 I really like the cactus perfectly linded up. 💞

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lovestogarden

@kez001uk - kerry, thank you. 💞

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lovestogarden

@mardel - Maribel, thank you. And thank you for enjoying with me. 💞

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lovestogarden

#Cereus peruvianus #cactus #flower. #cereusperuvianus #southerncalifornia 15 July 2019

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mich

This is gorgeous Janice! 😍💛💚

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gjones

Another big beautiful cactus flower!

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lovestogarden

WARNING! Maggie, they are very addictive! Like Lay's potato chips, you can't just have on. 🤯😂 Pace yourself. 😂 @gardengirlla

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lovestogarden

@mich , thank you. 💗

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lovestogarden

It is a big one, bit not long lasting. 😁 @gjones

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sherrisgarden

Gorgeous 😍😍

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lovestogarden

Happy to be home this time to see them. ❤ #cactus #cactusflower #white #cereus #cereusperuvianus 8 June 2018

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lovestogarden

#wildlifewednesday brings an unwanted #pest to my #cactus #bud. #Cereus #Cereusrepandus #aphid 30 May 2018

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KariSamuel

😣 Can't like this.... Adorable mom and brood of littles, but call out for the ladybugs!! 🐞🐞🐞🐞

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annsgarden

@lovestogarden . Spray bottle of water and original dawn soap gets rid of them for me👌

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kimguy

Ugh😫😖😱😠😡😧😮 kill!🔪💣👢 @lovestogarden

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lovestogarden

Lots of ladybugs active in the garden today! Go Ladybugs!!! 🐞@KariSamuel @annsgarden @KelsiBriana @kimguy ❤❤

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kimguy

Yippy!🐞❤🐞❤🐞❤🐞❤🐞❤ @lovestogarden

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lovestogarden

I missed this spectacular show last week. #notmyphoto #succulent #succulentsunday #white #whiteflowers #succulentflower #cactusflowers (G's pic) 04/24/2018

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columbiariver

Pretty picture! Gorgeous

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lovestogarden

Thank you, Laura. I will tell my friend. ❤ @columbiariver

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lovestogarden

...and more to bloom; seven in all. #cactus #succulent #bud #cereus #cereusrepandus #flowerbud #firstflower

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lovestogarden

Right before I left today, I got to see this beautiful bloom. I am so pleased to enjoy this sight. #cactus #succulent #blooming #whiteflower #cereusperuvianus #cereus #cereusrepandus #first-flower

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pixierose

@lovestogarden ahhh you were lucky 🍀 and it’s definitely a stunner. 😊🙏🏼👍🏼

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Doomsdoor

I cant wait for my cactus to have its 85 flowers bloom

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lovestogarden

Yes! @pixierose

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lovestogarden

Dyllan, 85?!!! Wow! That is going to be some photo. Amazing. @Doomsdoor

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lovestogarden

Dyllan, 85?!!! Wow! That is going to be some photo. Amazing. @Doomsdoor

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lovestogarden

The line of #blooms is amazing. #succulent #cactus #Cereus repandus

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lovestogarden

Yes, @KelsiBriana , thank you. I love how these two #succulents look together. 💗

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mardel

Cacti bloom ? I have moon cactus grafted to something similar like this will hope it flowers for me .

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Doomsdoor

lots of copper spoons nice. my prickly pear cactus has over 50 buds forming on it

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lovestogarden

Yes, @mardel. They can have amazing blossoms. Some are huge and only last one night and are pollinated by moths. Others close at night, only to open again with the sunshine for weeks. I believe the moon cactus may bloom, but I am not sure of the other.

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lovestogarden

Wow, @Doomsdoor , that is a whole lot of flowers. You will be able to make jelly with all the tunas they produce.

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lovestogarden

#cactus #succulent #bud #cereus #cereusrepandus #flowerbud #firstflower

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lovestogarden

The top view. #succulent #cactus #Cereus repandus

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lovestogarden

Realized I did not have this one logged in. #cactus #succulent Not sure this is the correct id. Is this Cereus repandus @cactiluke ?

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cactiluke

Certainly a Cereus @lovestogarden

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lovestogarden

Thank you! @cactiluke

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suerichards

Oh that’s amazing 😉

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lovestogarden

#cactus #succulent #buds #cereus #cereusrepandus #flowerbud #firstflower

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