Prickly pear

Selling period
August to December

Product description
Egg-shaped fruit of considerable value in Southern Italy and Sicily. The skin may take on various hues and presents a whole series of little holes containing thorns that are washed out in the production process. The flesh, too, is coloured: red, white, green, yellow; very tasty and full of tiny seeds.

Main varieties
Primo fiore: August to September
Secondo fiore or Bastandone: October to December