Tag: prickly pear tunas

Prickly Pear Tunas

These tunas are the domesticated variety, Opuntia ficus_indica, that grow wild all over the San Diego County back country roads. The really red ones are […]

prickly pear glochids and spines

The glochids are the ochre-colored hairlike projections on this native prickly pear cactus, beautiful in close-up, but irritating to the touch. Very protective for […]

prickly pear tunas

It’s going to be another great year for prickly pear tunas in the North County San Diego back country. We’ll start harvesting them in […]