The Yellow Cactus fruit has mild, floral flavor similar to dragon fruit. It is also very high fiber and water content, which makes it easy on digestion.
In order to properly enjoy cactus fruit without ingesting a spine, make sure to cut off the outer skin of the fruit before consuming, an example of how to enjoy this fruit safely is shown in the second picture.
APPEARANCE & FLAVOR
This curious yellow cactus fruit is shaped like a kiwi and is covered in rough bumps and spines. The spines are small and thin like strands of hair. Their thick skin is golden yellow with patches of light pink and orange. Their yellowish-orange flesh is moist and contains black-brown seeds that are hard yet edible. When ripe, they are sweet-yet not as sweet as the red variety-with hints of melon, citrus, and fig. Chose ones that are firm with no blemishes or mold.
WAYS TO ENJOY
Eating them raw is usually the best; after being cooked, their flavor becomes mild. They are delicious in fruit salads, smoothies, and salsa. Use them as a topping for cereal and yogurt as well. If you do want to cook them, try making jam or syrup with them. Stay hydrated the rest of summer with this dressed-up water.
AVAILABILITY & ORIGIN
Yellow Cactus pears are available from late summer until early winter. Native to several areas including Mexico, the Mediterranean, the Middle East, Australia, Italy, and the United States. You’re most likely to find them at farmer’s markets and specialty grocers.
When ripe, store unwashed in a plastic bag and you should get five days from them. When unripe and very firm, storing them at room temperature should help them ripen. After they’re cut, they do not store well so you’ll want to use all you’ve prepped.
Details on packaging the Yellow Cactus Fruit
The total weight of each box varies depending on the size, shape, and mass of the fruit:
– Small Box contains up to 3-5 pounds.
– Large Box contains up to 8-10 pounds.
– Extra Large Box contains up to 16-20 pounds.
– Bulk Box contains up to 34-40 pounds.
We ALWAYS recommend ordering a LARGE BOX for the best value, when compared to a Small Box. Because shipping, handling, and delivery are so expensive per package, the Large Box will contain more fruit and ultimately a better value.