$ 15.00 / Each Plant
Peruvian Apple Cactus Cereus Cactus cuttings approx 12 inches in length like shown in the picture. Average weight is over 2 lbs each/approx 12 inches in length.
Ready to be planted in your yard or decorative pots, basic cactus type soil/soil that drains well is always best!
These cactus provide awesomely delicious fruits for myself and my boys for a few months each year. Similar to Kiwis but no tartness, the thick purple skin splits right open with a beautiful round and solid seed fruit ready to devour. no spines on these guys, all my boys handle on their own!
They also grow majestically to great heights and are easy to cut and replant.
Description per Wiki:
The Peruvian Apple Cactus, Cereus repandus, is a large, erect, thorny columnar cactus found in South America as well as the nearby ABC Islands of the Dutch Caribbean. It is also known as Giant Club Cactus, Hedge Cactus, cadushi, (in Wayuunaiki) and kayush.
With an often tree-like appearance, the Peruvian Apple Cactus’ cylindrical gray-green to blue stems can reach 10 metres (33 ft) in height and 10-20 cm in diameter. The nocturnal flowers remain open for only one night. The fruits, known locally as “pitaya” or Peruvian Apple, are thornless and vary in skin colour from violet-red to yellow. The edible flesh is white and contains small, edible, crunchy seeds. The flesh sweetens as the fruit opens out fully.
Recommended Temperature Zone: sunset: 16,17,21-24 USDA: 9-11 Frost Tolerance: 20°F (-7°C) Minimum Avg. Temperature: 50°F (10°C) Heat Tolerance: Light shade in Phoenix Sun Exposure: Outside full sun or afternoon shade, inside needs bright light, and some direct sun.. Origin: Bolivia (La Paz) Growth Habits: Watering Needs: Little water, needs good drainage