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Old 08-13-2011, 03:41 AM   #11
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Default Prickly Pear Ripening

Here's a picture of the fruit currently. They are close to ripe, a few weeks and they'll be ready to use. They have a very sweet taste already just not the color yet.


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Old 08-13-2011, 04:44 PM   #12
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Awesome, keep me posted

if you want to trade for some hops let me know I think a few weeks and some of my hops will be ready to pick, I can send you some "wet" if you can use them

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Old 08-13-2011, 05:27 PM   #13
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So I have never had prickly pear fruit but after looking it up it sounds AMAZING. If you get any extra I would love to get enough for a batch. I'm in Columbus oh so I don't really have anything to trade. There is some pawpaw fruit I'm going to try and find. If I find some I would gladdy mail you some.

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Old 08-15-2011, 03:41 AM   #14
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What kind of hops?

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if you want to trade for some hops let me know I think a few weeks and some of my hops will be ready to pick, I can send you some "wet" if you can use them
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I would trade for pawpaws.

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cool ill keep a look out for them but they wont be ready to pick (assuming I can find some) until mid September.

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Here's a picture of the fruit currently. They are close to ripe, a few weeks and they'll be ready to use. They have a very sweet taste already just not the color yet.


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I am curious. I have some also ripening up nicely near by too. what color should they be when totally ripe?
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They'll be mostly red through the flesh typically. That also depends on the type that they are. I'd say harvest one every week until the end of September or so and start harvesting when they taste right to you. The ones in the picture could be used now but they will ripen up more.

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Old 08-15-2011, 06:20 PM   #19
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I am not trying to rain on this, but I have had a Prickly Pear wine. I dumped that glass. Worst wine ive had and that is saying something. lol

Some winery here in Texas had done a batch and was selling it. Not sure if they ever sold any. Just a word of warning.

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I have Zeus, and cascade that are going to be ready soon. I have willammette, goldings, and mt hood too but they just popped out burrs and are first year plants so I might not get much of those.

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