Question about prickly pear cactus

Asked December 5, 2017, 12:57 AM EST

Hello, I was just wondering if prickly pear cactus is actually ok for people to eat. Are they healthy to eat? What are the best places to grow them? What is the best/safest way of removing the spikes on the cactus? What are the best parts of the cactus to cook and eat?

Outside United States

1 Response

Thank you for your cactus question. Here is a link to an article that should answer all your questions: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/cacti-succulents/prickly-pear/growing-prickly-pear.htm Hope it is helpful. Good luck!