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GIANT SPINELESS NOPAL OPUNTIA CACTUS REPTILE LIZARD TURTLE FOOD
[GIANT NOPAL]
$4.95

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We've been asked to offer some more this year

ORGANIC GROWN
 

GIANT

SPINELESS
PRICKLY PEAR
NOPAL CACTUS

ONE LOT = ONE POUND SHIP WEIGHT
Click Here For Large Photos

PLEASE NOTE:

All the cactus and seeds offered on these pages
are 'HOME GROWN' from cactus on my property
here in SW Arizona and NOT desert harvested.

DESCRIPTION:

YOU WILL RECEIVE 
SEVERAL LARGE
6-8" PAD CUTTINGS
PER LOT

 1 POUND SHIP WEIGHT - THAT'S A LOTA CACTUS!
Pads are about 6-8 diameter and 1/2" thick!

OTHER INTERESTING INFO....
 

Prickly Pear Cactus is known for its ability to lower blood sugar levels, helping with diabetes. Prickly Pear Cactus is believed to lower blood glucose levels, partly due to its coating of the gastrointestinal tract.
 

Also is used as a hangover inhibiter. TEQUILA!
 
Prickly Pear Cactus is also good for the digestive system, loaded with Vitamins B1 and B6 and Calcium.
 
Prickly Pear Cactus, also known as Nopal, is a large cactus from the desert southwest. It grows up to 15 feet, and produces hundreds of reddish fruits. The entire plant can be eaten ... once you pluck the spines!. 
 
When handling prickly pear-use tongs!  They are 'spineless' but do have small furry spines that can drive you nuts... if cooking run them over an open flame on stove first, This burns off the fine spines. Or peel like a potato... but why waste them!
 
To root cuttings bury half the pad sections in soil or just lay flat on the ground and sprinkle a little soil on top and sides leaving one face exposed. 
Or cut pad in 3-4" pieces and root cut-sides up for multiple plants. 
Water cuttings once a week in dry areas and let dry put completely for the first few months.  After the first summer, cacti should survive on rainfall.  Water during prolonged droughts to promote plant growth.
 
Prickly Pear Cactus is said to be effective if taken prior to drinking alcohol in preventing hangover. Prickly Pear Cactus is said to be effective in treating gastrointestinal infections, strengthening the tissues of the digestive tract, and in lowering cholesterol.
 
Juice or split pad section also useful topically in the healing of minor scrapes and burns.... also seems to work getting the furry stickers out too! Used similar to agave.
 
The fruit is used to produce preserves, jelly, pies, candy, syrup, sorbet, drinks, and wine....
 
The pads are used in many recipes and sold in stores out here as Nopalitos.  The fruits (pears) are known as 'Tuna'..
 
Nopalitos pads are good raw shredded in salads or mixed in salsas or cooked with eggs, served as vegetable or eaten raw. 
 
Search 'Luther Burbank nopal' you will be amazed how many uses Burbank found for this cacti from hypoglycemia to mosquito control! Amazing BIG cacti!
 
There's no end to uses. See a great site for recipes http://www.produceoasis.com/Items_folder/Fruits/PricklyPear.html 
many more just search "Prickly Pear Recipes" on net.

NO LIMPY PADS!
MONSTER PADS OVER 2 POUNDS SHIPPED BY WEIGHT
USPS POSTAGE CALCULATED + $1 HANDLING

WE DO YOU RIGHT!

INQUIRE FOR AVAILIBILITY

WE DON'T PLAY GAMES SHIPPING
 

I HAVE SINGLE MONSTER PADS
& ROOTING STALKS TO 3 POUNDS!

THESE CUTTINGS OFFERED HERE ARE PADS FROM A GIANT 10 FOOT TALL - 10 FOOT WIDE 'GREAT GRANDMA' OF SPINELESS PRICKLY PEARS THAT HAS BEEN GROWING ON PROPERTY HERE IN THE DESERT "SINCE THE EARLY 1930's" THAT WE KNOW OF, AT ONE OF THE ORIGINAL DESERT HOMESTEADS

LAST YEAR OVER 42 POUNDS OF FRUIT
WAS TAKEN FROM THIS  ONE CACTUS!

LOTS OF JELLY AND A BIT OF HOOTCH TOO!
PRICKLY PEAR WINE!
LOOKS LIKE MORE THIS YEAR!

 SHE'S A BIG VERY HEALTHY PLUMP SPECIMEN WITH STALK SECTIONS, JOINT TO JOINT, AS BIG AS  23" LONG x 14" WIDE AND 5" THICK!
MAIN STALK IS 31 INCHES AROUND!

PLEASE NOTE
WE ARE WAY OUT HERE IN DESERT AND USPS PRIORITY IS BEST OPTION FOR SHIPPING. IF I HAVE TO HUNT PARCEL POST PACKAGING, WAIT AROUND PO FOR WEIGHT VERIFICATION AND ADDED EXPENSES FOR PARCEL POST, COSTS WOULD BE ABOUT THE SAME AS PRIORITY AND PACKAGE WOULD BE SITTING AROUND USPS 4-7 DAYS LONGER.
WE DON'T SCRIMP IN PACKING THE BOX!
IF WEIGHT IS A LITTLE LIGHT OF NEXT POUND SHIPPING WEIGHT WE ADD ANOTHER SMALL CACTI AS GIFT AFTER ALL YOU ARE PAYING USPS BY POUND AND WE HAVE LOTS OF SMALL CACTI JUST WAITING FOR NEW HOMES.
 

LET ME KNOW IF USING FOR
REPTILE FOOD 
I WILL GIVE ALL SMALL PADS or CHUNKS FOR FREEZING FOR THIS WINTER FEEDING
GROWERS - CAN GET YOU ALL ROOTING STALK
 

 GUARANTEED TO GROW
THIS IS A FOOLPROOF CACTUS AS LONG AS YOU DON'T
 
DROWN IT OR FREEZE IT!

I HAVE HAD THESE PADS AND STALKS JUST LAYING ON GROUND FOR A COUPLE OF WEEKS AND SPROUT 1/2" 'AIR ROOTS' IN THE DESERT.... 
COVER THEM WITH DIRT AND THE GO LIKE HECK.
 

AND DELICIOUS TOO!

LOCALS HERE REGULARLY EAT THIS FRIED WITH EGGS.... CHILLED AND MIXED IN SALADS... SHREDDED ON CHEESE GRADER AND MIXED WITH ALMOST ANYTHING! WE GROW IT IN BACK YARDS AS FOOD PRODUCT JUST AS YOU WOULD GROW VEGETABLES IN YOUR GARDEN. LESS WATER AND MORE BULK!

Hardiness:
USDA: 8-11
Frost Tolerance:
Hardy to 5?F (-15?C), generally loses its leaves around 25?F (-4?C)
Sun Exposure:
Full sun to light shade
 

SHIPPING:
AVERAGE SHIPPING
2 MED PADS = 1- POUND -  $5.70
1 LARGE PAD = 1- POUND - $5.70
2 LARGE PADS = 1 LG 2 MEDS = 2- POUNDS   $7.70

OTHER COMMENTS:
Mid Summer Blooming
Drought-tolerant - Suitable for Xeriscape


WATER REQUIREMENTS

Infrequent deep watering, little water, good drainage. Deep once a month during heat of summer to increase flowering.

MORE INFO AT SEE www.DESERTUSA.COM  or www.DAVESGARDEN.COM  GREAT SITE FOR SW PLANTS!

See from photos these were good & plump and wild bee/insect pollinated.. Photos of bees on photo site..

Seeds offered are from tree shown in photos.

SEE MY OTHER PAGES FOR OTHER CACTI AND OTHER DESERT ITEMS

NO TELLING WHAT ELSE IS IN THIS LOT!
YOU ALWAYS GET LUCKY & RECEIVE A DESERT BONUS WITH EVERY WUFSTUFF PURCHASE!

SUPRISES IN EVERY SHIPMENT!

I'M GIVING THE STUFF AWAY!
Locals know me as Lubo Loco! (Crazy Wuf) out here in the desert....
and they're partially right!... lol



COMBINED SHIPPING - NO PROBLEM!
ALL SHIPMENTS INCLUDE DELIVERY CONFIRMATION

WE DON'T WHACK YA ON THE SHIPPING! I'D RATHER YOU SPEND YOU HARD EARNED $ ON CACTUS THAN POSTAGE

YOU CAN'T GO WRONG AT THIS PRICE!
LIKE BUYING WHOLESALE!

Additional photos of these cacti available CLICK BELOW:

WufStuff Photo Pages

 

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This product was added to our catalog on Sunday 22 June, 2008.
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