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Prickly Pear Cactus #132824
December 27th, 2005 at 07:09 AM
December 27th, 2005 at 07:09 AM
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Aberdeen, Maryland
Jeff Gates Offline OP
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Hello Everyone, Happy Holidays!! Listen, way back when, I used to have a small patch of Prickly Pear type cactus that had beautiful yellow blooms, followed by red pear type fruit. I lived in Delaware at the time. I now live in Northern Maryland, just west of Delaware, and am having trouble finding any place that sells this type of cactus to grow in my flower bed along the house. Anyone have any suggestions on where to get this type of cactus, online or otherwise. Thanks. Jeff


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Re: Prickly Pear Cactus #132825
December 27th, 2005 at 01:23 PM
December 27th, 2005 at 01:23 PM
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Arkansas
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Jeff...I sent you a PM (personal message) Those grow wild here in Arkansas...The fruit is very sweet and good for making jelly also.

Re: Prickly Pear Cactus #132826
December 27th, 2005 at 11:03 PM
December 27th, 2005 at 11:03 PM
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Irving,Tx.
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Jeff prickley pear pretty well gorws wild all throught the southwest and west. so just about anyone can send you some. Like comfrey said they grow wild in Arkansas and if I am not mistaken in Ms. and parts of Tn. also. Can send you some this spring for trade or sase if you like.
Jimmy

Re: Prickly Pear Cactus #132827
December 27th, 2005 at 11:25 PM
December 27th, 2005 at 11:25 PM
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Aberdeen, Maryland
Jeff Gates Offline OP
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Comfrey & JV, thanks so much for your help in locating some prickly pear cactus. I will be sure to let you both know what I am going to do come spring. I am either in zone 6 or 7, I can't really tell on the USDA plant hardiness map. The area I am in looks too blurry to tell the color. Either way, in the spring I will follow up with you. I did find some pink blooming kind from a link at davesgarden.com, it has a plant look up section. Thanks again for your help. smile

Jeff


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Re: Prickly Pear Cactus #132828
December 28th, 2005 at 02:05 AM
December 28th, 2005 at 02:05 AM
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Rockland County, NY
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Jeff - PM our crazy bird lady, afgreyparrot.
She usually has tons of them and loves to get rid of them!

Re: Prickly Pear Cactus #132829
December 29th, 2005 at 05:31 AM
December 29th, 2005 at 05:31 AM
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SE TX`in the yard somewhere mo...
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I have some nice size one too.I can send for shipping when yu are ready.these are the deep purple fruits and are sweet tasteing.


I'd be intrested in the name of the pink flowered one.

I also have a smaller growing prickly pear it still has yellow flowers,but grows lower and not as large as the other one....thats about 5 ft wide and 4 ft tall .....but I been shipping some of it to other states.
I also have seeds.


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