Indian Fig

 

 

Opuntia ficus-indica

 

Cactaceae

 

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Form: Cactus
Seasonality
: Evergreen

Size: 12 ft high by 18 ft wide
Leaves
: n/a
Flowers
: Yellow or orange, around paddle edge
Fruit
: Purple, 3 1/2 inch, edible
Stems/Trunks
: Upright, strong, medium green, spineless, edible pads
Range/Origin
: Horticultural selection
Hardiness
: Sunset Zones 8,9,12-24, H1, H2, 22o F

Comments: No thorns

 

CULTURAL REQUIREMENTS:

         Exposure: Full sun

         Water: Low

         Soil: Sandy, well drained

        Propagation: Pad cuttings, seed

         Maintenance: Minimal

 

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