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It’s tuna time

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_Long Spines Against Prickly Pear Tuna 2811

The fruits of the prickly pear cactus, Opuntia engelmannii, are known in Spanish and now English as tunas. They ripen in the summer and often turn a rich ruby red, as this photograph from August 13th in northwest Austin confirms.

© 2014 Steven Schwartzman

Written by Steve Schwartzman

September 11, 2014 at 5:52 AM

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