Peruvian Apple Cactus (Cereus repandus)

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The Peruvian Apple Cactus is a large, hardy, fruiting cactus native to Brazil, Uruguay and Argentina.  It grows in a columnar fashion and is an enchanting gray/blue-green color.  It can reach up to 20 ft high at maturity with many arms and can grow up to 3 ft per year.  The cactus itself has few needles and the fruit is spineless.

Peruvian Apple Cactus Fruit has purple, magenta, and red colored flesh with a white fleshy interior that tastes tart and sweet with a crunchy and juicy texture.  They can be eaten raw or prepared like dragon fruit. Established plants are drought and cold tolerant and can handle temperatures down to 20 degrees!

Plant Type:
Fruiting Cactus

Harvest Season:
Fall - Winter

Mature Size:
30 ft

Soil & Moisture:
Sandy, well-draining soil. In late Summer reduce watering until the next Spring and allow the soil to be fairly dry.

Light Requirements:
Full Sun

No, the Peruvian Cactus Apple requires other Peruvian Cactuses or similar species to pollinate. 

Growth Rate:

Zone Hardiness:
Outdoors 8-11 with frost protection; Patio/Greenhouse 4+

Our Peruvian Apple Cactus is grown from seed and is capable of harvest within growing season. 

Rated 3.0 out of 5 stars
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    I do not recommend this product
    Rated 1 out of 5 stars
    4 minutes ago
    1 Star

    Half dead plant 1/2 the size of my pinky.

  • R
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    5 years ago
    Thanks so much.

    I was pleasantly surprised at the care that was taken in shipping my plant. Shipping the plant in 100% biodegradable coconut fiber made it extremely easy to transfer into my personalize pot.

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