Friday, April 13, 2007

Cactus Pears


Cactus, a popular backyard/frontyard ornamental plant, can be colorful when "flowering" these pear-like flowers. These cactus pears are edible.

4 comments:

santy said...

interesting... what does it taste like? and do you cook it first or just eat it raw?

Ming_the_Merciless said...

I've seen used in pear cactus dacquiris and pear cactus salads. Don't know how they taste though.

Sally said...

Also interested to know what they taste like. I'm guessing pretty bland?

Two&2 LA said...

We have tried it in a dish here where they sliced up the "leaves" of the cactus and stir-fried. The "leave" slices are bland and mushy like okras.