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San Pedro Fruit?
    #3868853 - 03/04/05 06:10 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

Hi fellow earthlings.

I've searched far and wide for an answer to this question to no avail.

I remember reading somewhere that T. Pachanoi (San Pedro) cactus does not bear fruit. Although, I live in an area where many people grow what I think is San Pedro in their yards. Most of the cacti in these peoples' yards look exactly like San Pedro, but they all bear a kind of egg shaped red fruit.

Is this not San Pedro?

Thanks!


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Re: San Pedro Fruit? [Re: ]
    #3868944 - 03/04/05 06:31 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

The only 'fruit' I've seen a san pedro develop is a sort of egg shaped green one, that is quite bumpy and a bit hairy. It grows there after the flower is gone, but only if the plant has been pollinated (as far as I know). It's the seed pod.


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Re: San Pedro Fruit? [Re: zee_werp]
    #3869088 - 03/04/05 07:01 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

Hmm

Well I have seen these green pods on the Pedro in my front yard.  Your post along with some more research of my own has convinced me that the red pods are more "ripe" versions of the green pods.

Thanks zee_werp.

Now I have another question.  I just cut open a few of these pods from my Pedro and took all the seeds out (There must be thousands).  If I were to scatter these seeds in the desert/mountains around my house is there a good chance that these will germinate and grow (I live in Southern Arizona)?  I thought so at first, but many websites describe tedious methods of home germination and growing; methods not so similar to nature.

Thanks  :smile:


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Re: San Pedro Fruit? [Re: ]
    #3869470 - 03/04/05 08:18 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

It is highly doubtful that in southern AZ they will recieve enough water to make it past the delicate seedling stage. If you had some that were 12" tall or so they would probably adapt and survive however. You could always sow the seeds in some trays and look after them for a couple years then move them outside.


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Re: San Pedro Fruit? [Re: Anonymous]
    #17457460 - 12/27/12 09:45 PM (3 years, 11 months ago)

The San Pedro cactus does not produce fruit. The ripe, red fruit is from Cereus Peruvianus, which is often mistaken for San Pedro.

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    #17457513 - 12/27/12 09:55 PM (3 years, 11 months ago)

Actually, San Pedro does produce fruit. They are different than the fruits produced by C. Peruvianus.


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Re: San Pedro Fruit? [Re: larabara]
    #17457613 - 12/27/12 10:11 PM (3 years, 11 months ago)

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larabara said:
The San Pedro cactus does not produce fruit. The ripe, red fruit is from Cereus Peruvianus, which is often mistaken for San Pedro.

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Re: San Pedro Fruit? [Re: ferrel_human]
    #17458765 - 12/28/12 01:35 AM (3 years, 11 months ago)

7 years too late.


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Re: San Pedro Fruit? [Re: nooneman]
    #17460626 - 12/28/12 01:36 PM (3 years, 11 months ago)

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nooneman said:
Actually, San Pedro does produce fruit. They are different than the fruits produced by C. Peruvianus.




This!

I think part of this misconception arises from the relative monoculture of the PC plant in the US and perhaps other clones which are not grown as part of a collection. Most of the Trichocereus are not self-fertile and must be out crossed to give fruit/seed. Additionally, I think many of the places these are grown lack the appropriate natural pollinators which are supposedly large moths (mainly) and possibly certain bats IIRC. Bees can and do steal all of the pollen without pollinating due to their relatively small size so unless someone deliberately crosses them they do not set fruit/seed.

The fruit of Trichocereus is edible, but varies in terms of taste. I've had some that are quite sweet and others that were rather tasteless.

Juke Adro, that's not your picture is it? If so, I love your posts elsewhere.


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Re: San Pedro Fruit? [Re: naum]
    #17461594 - 12/28/12 05:07 PM (3 years, 11 months ago)

No sorry mate, Not mine.


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