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PostSubject: Spineless Opuntia's   Sun Oct 04, 2009 8:04 pm

Does anyone know of or better yet have any truly spineless & glochidless Opuntia's.
I got one but it has now decided to produce 2" spines and plenty of glochides, nice fruit but a real tong job.
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PostSubject: Re: Spineless Opuntia's   Sun Oct 04, 2009 9:40 pm

There are a couple that I've seen, but I honestly don't recall names. A browse throught this site is probably a good starting point.
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PostSubject: Re: Spineless Opuntia's   Mon Oct 05, 2009 6:00 pm

I know Luther Burbank developed a spinless Opuntia ficus indica X Opuntia ellisiana hybrid for cattle fodder at the start of the last century.
I know it has been imported in australia way back when & i think it would make a great dry season fodder.
The big question is, is it still here, is it still spinless or has it reverted? And if it is still around how can i get hold of a bit?
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PostSubject: Opuntia Burbanks Spineless   Tue Nov 10, 2009 12:35 am

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PostSubject: Re: Spineless Opuntia's   Fri Nov 13, 2009 7:14 am

I've got a user friendly opuntia, that someone said was a glochid free cultivar of microdasys, called microdasys cv "Caress". It looks like it has glochids - particularly on the new growth, but I handle this one all the time and don't get hands full of annoying glochids.






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PostSubject: Re: Spineless Opuntia's   Sun Nov 22, 2009 7:49 am

Now thats the trait i need to find in a ficus-indica, that & resistance to cactoblastis crapapilla's
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PostSubject: Re: Spineless Opuntia's   Sun Nov 22, 2009 10:58 am

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