|Santa Rita Prickly Pear: Only a few of these pears will ripen.
|Carnegiea gigantea - Saguaro Cactus
|StellaTucker (Tohono O'odam) harvests Saguaro fruit by pushing them down with a 12 foot pole made from Saguaro ribs
|Peniocereus gregii - Arizona Night-blooming Cereus
Elongate big fruit develop from the pollinated flowers. This year the Pima County gardener asked me for seeds, so I covered a fruit with a paper bag. While the woodpeckers made holes into the other fruits and harvested the seed pulp in mid September, the protected one kept growing until I lost patience in late October.
|Opuntia engelmanii - Engelman's Prickly Pear
Desert Tortoise Photo by Doris Evans
|Ferocactus wislizeni - Arizona Barrel Cactus
|Barrel Cactus seedlings
|Cylindropuntia spinosior – Cane or Walkingstick Cholla
|Chain Fruit Cholla - Opuntia fulgida
Christmas Cholla - Cylindropuntia leptocaulis