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Opuntia ficus-indica

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Psithurism

I still don't have a clue what the name of this opuntia is.

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columbiariver

@kelsibrianna can you help?

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sushiwaitress

Here's a guess from wikipedia: "Farmed nopales are most often of the species Opuntia ficus-indica or Opuntia matudae although the pads of almost all Opuntia species are edible." https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nopal

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Psithurism

I'm satisfied with 'Ficus Indica.' looks identical from my rudimentary research so that's what I'm going with! Thank you for that!

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Psithurism

These can be rooted and grown and it was fun doing so!

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columbiariver

I've never eaten or grown one. How do they taste?

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sushiwaitress

I have wondered the same thing!! They look kinda flabby and dehydrated when I see them in my local market, so I've never tried rooting them.

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Psithurism

They taste like mild green beans but yeah these will definitely root and grow! I have three of them!

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Psithurism

Unknown variety. I bought these as shriveled up, refrigerated pads on sale for consumption. I still threw them in the pot, just not a cooking pot. Anyway, I'm glad to see new growth!

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Psithurism

Purchased at an ethnic grocery store on sale for 99 cents a pound. Intended for human consumption, I rooted mine and now it has a future!

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