What are prickly pears and saguaros

A day honoring the prickly pear in Superior, Arizona

You wouldn't necessarily expect green and juicy fruits in the arid landscape of Arizona, and yet the prickly pear feels particularly at home in this environment.

Arizona is world famous for its cacti like the well-known saguaros in the middle of the Sonoran desert. The city of Superior east of Phoenix in Arizona shows at the 8th annual event that the cacti are much more than just the backdrop for numerous Wild West films Prickly Pear Festival.

Is the Prickly pear(Opuntia ficus-indica) Still considered exotic in this country, it is an integral part of the local fruit counter in Arizona and is so popular that a whole day is dedicated to it. The juice of the characteristic red fruit is particularly popular for sweet dishes or drinks.

Their delicious products can be tasted on August 17, 2019 in the Superior Town Hall. Then everything revolves around the delicious ones Fruits of the prickly desert plants and what you can do with them. Whether cakes, biscuits, pictures, photos or jewelry - the Prickly Pears are simply universally applicable.

The festival takes place exactly when the prickly pears are harvested, because when the so-called "desert flowers" bear their red fruits, the prickly monsters look their best. In the context of the event, visitors can walk around Superior on various hiking trails Discover where the fruit is grown and try a variety of dishes with the exotic fruit.

From desert excursions at sunset to a pancake breakfast with prickly pear syrup, stalls with all kinds of things Food made from prickly pears From jams and juices to beer, wine and margaritas, there is actually hardly anything that cannot be made from the red fruits of the cacti. The best thing to do is to convince yourself of the versatility of the desert fruit at the Prickly Pear Festival in Superior.

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Source: Arizona Office of Tourism