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A Young "Eldorado" Cactus Plant

Here is a young plant crowded with tender slabs which, at this stage, are of such consistency that they may be fried and eaten in lieu of a beefsteak, or cut up like cabbage and eaten as a salad. The spineless cactus is being planted extensively in India, with the thought that its slabs and fruit may save the natives from starvation in some year when the grain crops fail.

A Young Eldorado Cactus Plant

This image is from: Luther Burbank: his methods and discoveries and their practical application. Volume 8 Chapter 8