El Paso Times

From Texas, a state famous for its cactus, even if not as famous as Arizona and its saguaros, the local paper printed an article from the AP about how prickly pear cactus grow anywhere, not just Texas, and even in Italy. Who knew? Well, Italy has naturalized a number of food crops, like the tomato, and the prickly pear cactus, and the pasta tree.

This undated photo shows a prickly pear cactus in Italy. Prickly pear cactus is edible and attractive, and worth growing where you want something offbeat or unique in the landscape, no matter where you live. (AP Photo/Lee Reich)

That looks like a very productive plant with lots of bright red fruit hanging down for the picking.

Is this enough of a hearty article for you today? Am I done blogging for the day? Saturday is usually a quiet day here at the blog, but not always. What do you think, should I keep blogging today or is this it?

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