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Prickly Pear ... Elsewhere


It's amazing the different and many prickly pear options there are in Tucson. Apart from our festival, below is a list of media articles as well as additional options in and around town should you wish to track more down. Please check with the business to ensure the information is still current.


Arizona Daily Star

- article entitled 9 tips for harvesting and preparing prickly pear fruit


Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum

- cactus garden


Brew Your Own Brew

- prickly pear wine. The owner of Brew Your Own Brew, Gary Wilder, won first prize for the recipe. Click here for the recipe!


Cheri's Desert Harvest

- Cheri's Desert Harvest was established in 1985 by Cheri Romanoski. She is a native Tucsonan who grew up appreciating the desert and its natural resources and has become the largest supplier of prickly pear products in the area - jams, jellies, honey, candies, beverages.


Chris Bubany

- unique one of a kind hand painted tableware


Desert Survivors

- a unique nonprofit organization combining the appreciation and preservation of the Sonoran Desert with innovative and effective services to enhance the lives of people with disabilities


Harlow Gardens, 5320 E Pima St

- home for information on landscape, nursery, design, flowers, trees, vines, installation, xeriscape and gifts


Pima Prickly Park, 3500 W River Road

- a public demonstration, research and education desert garden facility. Focusing on the 200 plus species of Opuntia and related genera (Opuntoids), as well as compatible desert plant species. TCSS's objective is to develop the park so that they can demonstrate gardens and related facilities to highlight the environmental, social and economic values of Opuntioids in the greater Tucson, Arizona area


Tohono Chul

- Garden Bistro - Prickly Pear Punch, Margarita and Famous Prickly Pear Lemonade, as well as prickly pear dressing


Tucson Cactus & Succulent Society (TCSS)

- a 501(c)(3)tax-exempt organization dedicated to education, information, conservation and discoveries about cacti and succulent plants


Tucson Botanical Garden

- cactus garden







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