Spineless Opuntia Cactus | Cold Hardy Prickly Pear
Spineless Opuntia cactus will survive outdoors year-round throughout much of North America. This cactus is cold hardy to zone 2 a/b.
This variety of Opuntia grows mostly without spines. The outermost pads grown in natural conditions und full light will have the occasional spine along the pad. The prickly pear is one of the only two native cactus species in Canada and is considered endangered, with only two small populations known to be persisting today. It produces juicy and edible red or purple fruits.