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

Self-Fertile

Growth Rate
Fast

Zone Hardiness

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

Propagation

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How to Grow Peruvian Apple Cactus

Plant Type: Fruiting Cactus

Harvest Season: Fall - Winter

Mature Size: 30 ft. fast-growing!

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

Exposure: Full Sun 

Zone Hardiness: 8-11

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