We've been asked to offer some more this year
ONE LOT = ONE POUND SHIP WEIGHT
Here For Large Photos
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.
YOU WILL RECEIVE
6-8" PAD CUTTINGS
1 POUND SHIP WEIGHT - THAT'S A LOTA CACTUS!
Pads are about 6-8 diameter and 1/2" thick!
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
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
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!
NO LIMPY PADS!
MONSTER PADS OVER 2 POUNDS SHIPPED BY WEIGHT
USPS POSTAGE CALCULATED + $1 HANDLING
WE DO YOU
WE DON'T PLAY GAMES SHIPPING
I HAVE SINGLE
& 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!
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
I WILL GIVE ALL SMALL PADS or CHUNKS FOR FREEZING FOR THIS WINTER FEEDING
GROWERS - CAN GET
YOU ALL ROOTING STALK
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!
Frost Tolerance: Hardy to 5?F (-15?C), generally loses its leaves around 25?F
Sun Exposure: Full sun to light shade
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
Mid Summer Blooming
Drought-tolerant - Suitable for Xeriscape
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!
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