The shadow cast by a prickly pear plant across a rendered wall is an image I would like to see used in our Mediterranean style garden. The cutting we rooted a couple of years ago morphed into a rabbit shape quite quickly but now is growing well and evolving into we know what not, anticipation is half the fun in gardening.
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The flesh of the prickly pear tastes similar to melon and is quite refreshing. Cut the prickly pear in half scoop out the flesh then remove and discard the seeds. Squeeze a little lime juice or lemon juice over the fruit to enhance the taste. They are rich in vitamins B1 and B6, and also high in soluble fibre which assists in stabilising your blood sugars. The peeled stems and flattened leaves are also edible after cooking. Simply brush with oil and grill with other suitable vegetables.
.......don't pick the prickly pear by the paw, when you pick a pear, try to use the claw, - Baloo