The Peruvian Apple Cactus is a large, hardy, fruiting cactus native to Brazil, Uruguay and Argentina. It grows in a columnar fashion and is an enchanting gray/blue-green color. It can reach up to 20 ft high at maturity with many arms and can grow up to 3 ft per year. The cactus itself has few needles and the fruit is spineless.
Peruvian Apple Cactus Fruit has purple, magenta, and red colored flesh with a white fleshy interior that tastes tart and sweet with a crunchy and juicy texture. They can be eaten raw or prepared like dragon fruit. Established plants are drought and cold tolerant and can handle temperatures down to 20 degrees!
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