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The Incredible, Edible Saguaro Fruit

The Incredible, Edible Saguaro Fruit

Photo by Michael Searcy Ripening in the hottest, driest time of the year, saguaro fruit provide important moisture and nutrition to animals and insects in the Sonoran Desert before the summer monsoon rains. With each saguaro able to produce an average of 150 fruit,...
Prickly Pear-adise

Prickly Pear-adise

Prickly Pear: Uses and Benefits Monsoon season in Arizona brings clouds, thunder, rain and flash floods in the mostly dry washes along the desert, and it announces the end of the hot season. Another remarkable event that monsoon season brings is the ripening of fruits...
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