Indiana Cactus


From Gary, Indiana, we find out that they harvest cactus pears in Indiana.

It’s harvest time for “pears” at the Indiana Dunes State Park.

But these pears don’t grow on trees. Rather, this purple, olive-sized fruit grows from the bright-yellow blooms of the prickly pear cactus, a desert plant that, amazingly, has adapted to Northwest Indiana’s climate….

“I want to cut it in a circle, put white sprinkles in it and bread it to make it look like okra and give it to my grandma; she likes okra,” Zoe said.

Well, who doesn’t. Do you have a recipe for making cactus taste like Okra?

But seriously, who knew that Opuntias had naturalized in the sand dunes of Indiana?


    
    
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