Prickly Pear Biocontrol Video: Biocontrol of Opuntia in Kenya (embedded from YouTube) Video: Biocontrol of Opuntia (embedded from Youtube)
Prickly Pear Weeds Prickly pear cactus weeds are invasive and unwanted aliens in many environments. There is the potential for Opuntia invasion in many warm and dry parts of the world such as Australia and Africa. The most serious prickly pear weeds appear to be O. dillenii, O. stricta, and O. ficus indica, but other invasive … Read moreInvasive Opuntia Weeds
Eating Prickly Pears Opuntia species area ubiquitous in The West, occurring with great frequency in some areas. Prickly pears were used as food, medicines, and perhaps as awls by Native Americans and can still serve as food, either the pads or the fruits. These videos show how wild prickly pears can be prepared for consumption. One … Read moreOpuntias and Desert Survival?
Health Benefits of Prickly Pears Opuntia (nopales) has many health benefits if you eat the pads or the fruits. Additionally, the plants will grow in arid climates and provide crop alternatives. Health Benefits of Opuntia (embedded from YouTube) Food Security and Opuntias (embedded from YouTube) TOP 8 Surprising Health Benefits of Prickly Pears … Read moreHealth Benefits of Opuntia
Grafting with Opuntia Some cacti naturally grow slowly from seeds. Some cacti do not produce offsets, making propagation difficult. Some cacti are subject to disease when grown on their own roots. Some cactus mutants are unable to photosynthesize because they don’t have chlorophyll. Some cacti are naturally very small. Some cacti don’t bloom well on … Read moreGrafting Cacti Onto Opuntia Rootstock