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I've got a whole lot of prickly pear cuttings for anyone who is interested. They are $5 each and if they don't root I'll send an extra for free.
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Nick T
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27th January 2011 6:46pm
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Daisyetta says...
Prickly pear are gazetted noxious weeds in NSW and Qld. I'm not sure what the situation is in Vic or other states.
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28th January 2011 7:25am
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Nick says...
I don't think they are here in Vic.
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28th January 2011 2:24pm
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John Mc says...
except Opuntia ficus - indica. It's the domesticated form of Prickly pear. Look up Indianna Fig. I have a few large specimens.
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MaryT says...
There is a prickly pear lying on the side of the road; it is flowering and I am tempted to take a piece home until Daisyetta mentioned that it is a noxious weed...
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BJ says...
If you want to grow them, get the Indian Fig. Its not a registered weed, and is a hell of a lot less spiky than the weed ones you find by the side of the road everywhere. I've got a few stands across the road and harvest the unripe fruit before the critters get a chance to spread them.

That said, the Indian Fig reproduces whenever a pad hits any ground, so will probably be on the weed list in the future as well.
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29th January 2011 11:25am
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MaryT says...
You are right, BJ; any easy growing plant is a potential weed.
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30th January 2011 12:37pm
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Steven says...
If you want to grow a prickly pear in your backyard they can be easily controlled. Things like that get out or control because people are either careless or they simply dont know it can be a problem.

They can grow vigorously but they will probably only have to be cut back every few years or so. The best way to get rid of the leaves is to cut them up with a shovel and put them into your compost bin. The worms absolutely love them. many times ive seen thousands of worms eating a rotting prickly pear leaf.

With that said every year youll get a bounty of fresh prickly pears :)
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1st February 2011 11:27pm
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Dwain says...
Hi, does anyone know where I could obtain a prickly pear (dwarf type) plant or cutting? Cheers
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Harry
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11th April 2011 7:59pm
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dusty says...
Hi, I am looking for a prickly pear plant or cutting. I can't seem to find them anywhere in Perth. Can anyone help?
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25th April 2011 11:15pm
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Brad says...
Loads on street verges in the foothills and hills. If you drove around and asked you'd be able to get cuttings easily
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26th April 2011 10:31am
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Nick says...
If anone still wants a cutting, I finally harvested some fruit and it was delicious! It had a kind of sweet melony taste.
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Nick T
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15th May 2011 7:58pm
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BJ says...
Does anyone in Brisbane want a domesticated Prickly Pear plant? I've got one that I need to dig up and give away. Its about 1.5m tall. Was planted in a bad spot and has to go. I also have a Peruvian Apple Cactus in the spot next to it that needs to go - It was grown from a cutting of an improved cultivar - 'wonder white' i think it was.
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23rd November 2011 11:05am
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Jantina says...
Hi BJ, if I send you some money for postage (don't laugh) could you send me a cutting please?
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Nick says...
If you want I've got a rooted cuttings spare that is finally growing! :)
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Bruce Maynard says...
Hello BJ, I am a farmer in NSW and I want to grow a lot of Indian Fig as a forage source for my livestock. It has been done successfully all over the world and it is time we caught up with them!! Can you or anyone else help me with sufficient quantities- ie access to some substatntial plants to get a large amount of material. Thanks all!
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Narromine, NSW
15th December 2011 10:38pm
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Jennifer says...
Nick, do you still have any cuttings?
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Australia
25th August 2012 3:53pm
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allybanana says...
Nick would my son would love a prickly pear cutting happy to buy.

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25th August 2012 9:00pm
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allybanana says...
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Nick T says...
Sorry about the late response, I'd be happy to send you both cuttings! Jennifer, just drop me an email at niksmaster2008@hotmail.com :)
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31st August 2012 7:18am
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HelenG says...
Hi Im after a cutting of the Prickly pear Cactus and im in Brisbane. Do you still have any available?
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13th October 2014 2:03pm
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Stephy says...
I would also like a cutting, living in Brisbane SE Suburbs, thank you :-)
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sternus1 says...
if you want a variety that actually produces high quality fruit, I will have some for sale in a month or so.
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Lucia2507 says...
Hi there, just wondering if you still have some of those prickly pear cuts?

Thank you.
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28th November 2014 5:04pm
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JohnMc1 says...
Jantina, if it's the Opuntia Ficus indica_you want, I'd be happy to send you off a large pad. This one has yellow flowers, and the fruit is delish. I originally got my cutting from an old Italian guy who had a very large orchard of them.
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jason says...
Im going to buy a commercial one from sternus I reckon. Then I can chop down the others I have.
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1st December 2014 4:11pm
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sternus1 says...
Have two pads of the Luther Burbanks right now, but you might want to hold on to your hat a little bit for the price. It is what it is I'm afraid because it's what I charged a member here previously. PM me if interested.
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myra says...
Hi. Do you still have prickly pear cuttings?
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18th December 2014 7:33pm
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sternus1 says...
please email me at: noevilstar@hushmail.me

thanks
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A.C says...
I found after skinning the fruit and refrigerating , the purple coloured fruit the most delicious to eat.Unsure of the variety approx 75mm long x 50mm diameter.
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20th December 2014 2:35pm
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sternus1 says...
AC I would like to buy some paddles of the purple type. I collect them. Please email me at:

noevilstar@hushmail.me
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20th December 2014 3:01pm
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A.C says...
Im reflecting on a past experience and would gladly send some paddles if I was growing them which unfortunately Im sorry Im not.It was a plant growing on a friend of ours property which the plant was removed for new housing constructionmany years ago. Im just looking back at this type of prickly pear I havent seen any plants with similar size and colour fruits which also included red and red/yellow, yellow, and orange ones too.But those purple ones were something to behold.
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sternus1 says...
No worries AC. I'll bet a lot have gone the way of the purple you've mentioned. Cactoblastus cactorum is very effective at wiping them out, too. Thankfully this hasn't affected my plants yet.
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Al says...
I can get some growing pads of purple opuntia - O. robusta? - from a guy nearby to me. Am growing it but have not yet tasted the fruit.
You can PM me on fishriddle at hot mail dot com for more information if interested.
Merry Xmas all
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leso says...
Hey nick do you still have prickly pear cuttings for sale.
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31st December 2014 12:01pm
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sternus1 says...
Leso,

please email me at noevilstar@hushmail.me

I have some for sale.
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francys says...
Hi nick
I'm looking for prickly pear cuttings of the red coloured fruit
Do you have these?
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19th April 2015 8:52am
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Spitz says...
Hi Nick I'm looking for prickly pears cuttings do you have any?
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Mike110071 says...
Hi Nick.
Which variety of prickly pears do you have. Are they the red or white?
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Mike says...
Hi Nick.
Which variety of prickly pears do you have. Are they the red or white?
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Vonny says...
Hi Nick, just wondering if you still have cuttings of the red fruiting prickly pear
Kind regards
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Ahmedh says...
Do you still have prickly peer cuttings for planting to pick up, I am from Melbourne suburbs, thanks
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romeroz says...
Hi guys im after a prickly pear cutting for my sons school project we are on the nsw central coast any help would be really appreciated
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9th March 2016 4:26pm
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Steven says...
Hi Romeroz,

Do you know if there are any Italians living in your area? Ask around as a lot, if not most of them will have them growing in their backyard.

In Italian its called fichi d'india, ive got them growing here but im located in Melbourne.
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Barbara H says...
Hi everyone,
I'm looking for a prickly pear plant. I live in perth.

thanks
Barbara
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Bridie1 says...
Would love a cutting if still available?
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Joel15 says...
I've been looking for purple spineless opuntia cuttings were since I missed out on some on ebay a few years ago, anyone here growing that?
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15th August 2016 1:48pm
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Action 1 says...
Hi Dusty, i have some cuttings of the prickly pear if you like you can email me, regards Peter 1.
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29th March 2017 11:25pm
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Naykin says...
Hi, we have been trying to find a prickly pear plant or leaf that will carry the green/white fruit. So far we have only found plants that will carry the yellow or red/pink variety. Does anyone know if the green/white plant can be found in Australia - and preferably in Victoria?
Cheers
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7th April 2017 9:36am
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