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A Pear-Shaped Cactus Fruit

The fruit of the cactus is commonly spoken of as a "cactus pear." The appropriateness of the term is suggested by this particular variety, the fruit of which is distinctly pear-shaped. This variety retains more of the primitive form of fruit than most other of Mr. Burbank's perfected fruiting Opuntias.

A Pear-Shaped Cactus Fruit

This image is from: Luther Burbank: his methods and discoveries and their practical application. Volume 6 Chapter 7