What are the best cacti to eat?

Which cacti are the most edible and nutritious?—The EditorsSanta Fe, New Mexico

Tony Nester

Prickly Pear Cactus (Opuntia spp.) is the most common cactus found throughout not only the desert but much of the U.S. It is my favorite cactus to harvest, and I usually gather up the red, golf-ball sized fruits in August or September, depending on the