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Tuna Cardona

A mound forming Prickly Pear that produces salmon-pink flowers followed by large red fruit.  This plant is drought hardy and fast growing.  Photos by Laurel Woodley

Opuntia streptacantha has salmon colored flowers
Opuntia streptacantha has evenly spaced pads
Opuntia streptacantha produces red fruit
Latin Name: 
Opuntia streptacantha
Family Name: 
Cactaceae
Place of Origin: 
Mexico
Bloom Time: 
Jul
Plant Types: 
Garden Location: 
Agave Extension Garden