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May 4, 2016 ... When do you harvest prickly pear fruit? Foragers ... case this happens. Use it to remove the spines and save yourself a lot of time and irritation.


Aug 14, 2015 ... Amy Valdés Schwemm shows how to choose ripe prickly pear fruits. ... head out to the local blueberry farm and pick buckets of fruit from 50-year-old heritage trees. ... Let it sit for a while; it will darken over time as it ferments.


Prickly Pear fruit juice will stain! ... tend to be the season in Tucson.


If you grow the prickly pear for its pads, feed with a high-nitrogen fertilizer. ... Wait several months before beginning to harvest either pads or fruit, or future ...


Aug 26, 2014 ... The most important advice about harvesting prickly pear fruit is: use ... pulp in the resulting juice, so I strain the juiced prickly pear a second time ...


Dec 11, 2014 ... By now one would think I should be a master prickly pear parer, but alas - I still ... the late summer and fall, prickly pear harvesting and processing can be a part- time job. ... Step 2: Freeze the fruit overnight or for up to 1 year.


Native to the arid south, Prickly Pear is an easily distinguishable plant. ... Although this tutorial is geared towards the fruit, the pads are also quite edible and ... I'll be posting more and making more quality instructibles over the coming months. ... I now harvest a few pads off of the plants and varieties that taste the best and am ...


Sep 15, 2008 ... The prickly pear is a cactus fruit that is actually a berry. ... Season. The peak season for prickly pears is late summer through early winter, ...


It is noted for its sweet fruit that is typically ready for picking from early spring until fall, depending on the cultivar. Although you can harvest prickly pears before ...


It can be processed easily through either of the following methods and frozen in containers for use throughout the year. Gather prickly pear fruit from your own ...