Prickly Pear Cactus Seeds
The Prickly Pear Cacti have flat, fleshy pads that look like large leaves. The pads are used for water storage, photosynthesis and flower production. The Prickly Pear pads, commonly called "Nopales" are a common ingredient in Southwest Salsas. The fruits of the prickly pear cacti are edible and made into jelly, candy, and honey. The prickly pear nectar is also known for its cholesterol lowering properties. This easy to grow plant is a very beautiful and colorful plant for xeriscapes and other landscapes.