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  • Prickly Pear

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  • #13870 Reply

    Anonymous

    Have you ever grown Prickly Pear as a veggie? If so how do you go about doing so?

    #13872 Reply

    ecoton
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    Prickly pears grow best in full sun with a well-drained sandy loam soil. Regular watering is preferred until they become fully established and drought tolerant.

    If you are growing prickly pear for the pads, feed with a high nitrogen fertilizer during the growing season (spring through fall).

    If you want more fruit and flowers, feed with a nitrogen-free fertilizer once a month, even during dormancy. Watch out for the microscopic spines when harvesting the plants. They are extremely painful and almost impossible to remove from skin.

    #13875 Reply

    Anonymous

    Thanks a lot, this should give me a good start!

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