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Opuntia rubusta orbiculata also known as the Giant Dinner Plate Cactus or Prickly Pear Cactus is native to Mexico.
The large blue orbicular or nearly so glaucous pads can attain 16 inches in diameter and be 1 inch thick have stout white with brown or yellowish base spines to 2 inches long . In time this Opuntia can become quite large we have one here that has been planted for about 25 years that is 10 feet tall by about 10 feet wide. Bright yellow flowers 2 inches long show quit well against the blue gray of the pad, followed by the fruit which is an iridescent red 3 to 3 ½ inches long and delicious. In Mexico the Dinner Plate Cactus pad is filleted to make the culinary delight know as Corazon de Nopal.
We are offering a pad that we will cut from our parent plants they are very easy to root. It will be 8 to 12inches in diameter.