Opuntia undulata
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Opuntia undulata

  family cactaceae 
  genus opuntia 

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Genus  Opuntia Species  undulata Variety  Cultivar  Common names  Family  CACTACEAE Specimen number  S2690 Data source  GrUnFr p292
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  9' - 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 3 to 4 inches oval shaped, dull red skin, orange and red streaked flesh, hard seeds, and is spineless. It has a very sweet taste. Opuntia undulata is most commonly used fresh.
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  Fresh Nutritional value  Edible parts  Fruit Description of edible parts 3 to 4 inches oval shaped, dull red skin, orange and red streaked flesh, hard seeds, and is spineless Flavor / texture  has a very sweet taste
Horticulture notes  No special fertilization is necessary for Opuntia undulata to produce fruit. Propagation of this plant can be achieved using a cutting. This species most likely originates from Mexico.
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes  Opuntia undulata is a woody perennial. This plant is evergreen.

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Last reviewed November 01, 2004   


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