ⓘ Prickly pears in South Africa

                                     

ⓘ Prickly pears in South Africa

The prickly pear was brought to South Africa, from the Americas, in the mid 1700s. It was proposed to be used as a" living fence”, to separate and protect property but, in the Western Cape, it became, in effect, more of an interesting feature in gardens. When it established itself in the Eastern Cape and Karoo, it took control of the environment around it because of its being drought resistant, its ability to reproduce without seeds as well as its" extensive seed dispersal”. It thrived in these regions, where the original vegetation had already been disturbed by settlers.

                                     
  • Prickly pears Genus Opuntia include a number of plant species that were introduced and have become invasive in Australia. Prickly pears mostly Opuntia
  • Opuntia, commonly called prickly pear is a genus in the cactus family, Cactaceae. Prickly pears are also known as tuna fruit sabra, nopal paddle
  • known as tiger - pear jointed cactus or jointed prickly - pear is a species of cactus from South America. The species occurs naturally in Argentina, Paraguay
  • monacantha, commonly known as drooping prickly pear cochineal prickly pear or Barbary fig, is a species of plant in the family Cactaceae. It is native to
  • include erect prickly pear and nopal estricto Spanish The first description as Cactus strictus was published in 1803 by Adrian Hardy Haworth. In 1812 he
  • Opuntia ficus - indica prickly pear is a species of cactus that has long been a domesticated crop plant grown in agricultural economies throughout arid
  • ISBN 978 - 0 - 19 - 954122 - 5. William Beinart Luvuyo Wotshela 2011 Prickly Pear A Social History of a Plant in the Eastern Cape. Johannesburg: Witwatersrand University
  • tree. Both apples and pears suffer from fire blight, which can devastate entire orchards, but pears are also susceptible to pear psylla also known as
  • fact that the economy is now global. In 1993, Keith Hart and Anna Grimshaw started a small press called Prickly Pear Together, they published a series