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I think I have the right cactus for nopales, but what if I'm wrong?

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I think I have the right cactus for nopales, but what if I'm wrong?

CapreseStacy | | Oct 13, 2010 09:35 PM

I have a huge cactus in my cactus garden that I think is the right type for nopales/nopalitos. Before I endeavor to remove a few young paddles and remove the prickly parts... does anyone know if there are any cacti that look similar to the correct kind for nopales but are harmful/poisonous/toxic if eaten? My cactus looks almost identical to the one in the photo, but the cactus pears it produces are yellow, and the "spine dots" are less thorny and more fuzzy.

 

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