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Particularly for special varieties improved for bearing fruit.

Can be in Thailand or outside / www.

Thanks!

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I haven't looked in a while, but you might try

The Banana Tree in Penn. USA. They also have

the seed for algve<sp> for tequila.

I got my mesquite seed there which my BIL cut

down not knowing what it was. Like I cut down

some of the wife's vegtables.

rice555

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Just curious; dragon fruit is an oversized prickly pear with less annoying seeds, why not go for dragon fruit?

 

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On April 25, 2017 at 7:49 AM, soidog2 said:

Just curious; dragon fruit is an oversized prickly pear with less annoying seeds, why not go for dragon fruit?

 

Do dragon fruit have the same medical benefits for diabetes? Mostly from the nopales.

The pic is from Native Seed Search

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Having seen how prickly pear has become anun-ger-riddable- of weed in North Africa, and an unpleasnt one at that, I dont think I shoud want one in my garden unless planted in a concrete pipe or similar

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I grew up in San Jose yn the 50's and being the 3rd. largest Mexican population out

of Mexican, we had lots of PP's planted in peoples yards and farms/ranch's.

I was playing around on the web, and saw this in one of the pictures, I believe this

is where drip irrigation came from.

Like any bush or tree, they do beed pruning.

rice55 

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On 5/17/2017 at 2:40 PM, rice555 said:

I grew up in San Jose yn the 50's and being the 3rd. largest Mexican population out

of Mexican, we had lots of PP's planted in peoples yards and farms/ranch's.

I was playing around on the web, and saw this in one of the pictures, I believe this

is where drip irrigation came from.

Like any bush or tree, they do beed pruning.

rice55 

 

Great picture, I believe those are Israeli soldiers on a qualifying march.

I do have have Opuntia grown from Arizona seeds; while back I saw someone looking for it

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This is a pic from are house looking to the road, the house with the blue

roof is the wife's cousin. This is in her yard, will try to find out where she

got it and anything else I can.

rice555

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There's a KFC in BKK with a huge opuntia in the garden..it had a lot of fruit. You can buy opuntia at the Thonburi market. 

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Why? I mean it makes a dandy fence, but there are so many better native fruits than prickly pear...

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prickly pear is considered a pest weed and should be destroyed.

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On 20/05/2017 at 5:50 AM, steven100 said:

prickly pear is considered a pest weed and should be destroyed.

I'm not sure but I believe there must be different varieties of Opuntia; the one I saw in North Africa was much spinier than the one photographed above, which I also have (!) and isn't a weed at all, up to now anyway. I also didn't realise it was an Opuntia! I just let the smallish fruits fall off.

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There are even spineless cultivars but I couldn't find supplier of seeds.

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The Thai "Home Agricultural Magazine" had an article in the past few months about

cactus and talk how they were becoming popular with Thai gardeners. They mention

JJ and said that people were buying from sellers on Facebook, but gave no other info

as to names. I don't do FB or the like, so I don't know how you would search and it would

be in Thai.

rice555

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