Prickly Pear Cactus
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Prickly pear gives plenty of blooms, however once the blooms are spent they don’t produce any fruit.

Zone 28079 | Jdinatale49 added on July 1, 2018 | Answered

Plants are three years old

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BushDoctor
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Answered on July 2, 2018

This is usually due to a lack of fertilization, but I am also in zone 7 and it took mine 6 years to send the first fruit out! It is likely that the cultivar is only barely hardy in our area, and will take a lot longer to bear a fruit.

This article will give you information on the general care of opuntia, or the prickly pear: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/cacti-succulents/prickly-pear/opuntia-cactus-varieties.htm

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