Opuntia streptacantha
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Opuntia streptacantha

tuna cardona

  family cactaceae 
  genus opuntia 

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Genus  Opuntia Species  streptacantha Variety  Cultivar  Common names  tuna cardona Family  CACTACEAE Specimen number  S2691 Data source  GrUnFr p293
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Woody perennial Life span  5 - 20 years Annual cycle  Evergreen Stature  Tree Growth form  Various Growth habit  Not applicable Overall height  15' Overall spread   
Sunshine  Various Water  Various Optimal soil texture  Various Acceptable soil pH  Various USDA hardiness  Not classified AHS heat zones  Not classified Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  no Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  Unknown Garden location  Unknown Garden notes 
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  no Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  no Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen    Hay fever season    Adverse qualities   
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  Medicinal parts  Has medicinal uses  no Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes  The fruit is 2 inch round, with red skins. It is sweet tasting. Opuntia streptacantha if frequently used in preserves.
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  Fragrance parts  Fragrance intensity    Fragrance category    Dye parts  Dye color 
Propagule  Cutting Pollination method  Self fertile Planting style    Crop spacing    Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period    Harvesting period    Frost tolerance    Heat requirement    Fertilizer  Typical Time to harvest 
Is edible  yes Culinary uses  Preserves Nutritional value  Edible parts  Fruit Description of edible parts 2 inch round, with red skins Flavor / texture  sweet tasting
Horticulture notes  Opuntia streptacantha is self fertile. Tuna cardona is typically propagated using a cutting. This plant is considered to have originated from Mexico.
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes  Opuntia streptacantha is a woody perennial. Tuna cardona is evergreen.

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Last reviewed November 01, 2004   


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