Opuntia gomei 'Old Mexico'
This distinctive spineless cactus selection produces large flat diamond-shaped pads to 15 inches or more with scalloped edges. It forms an attractive shrubby clump over time. Occasionally it produces attractive yellow flowers. The fruit and pads are edible. It is highly tolerant to drought and thrives in full sun. It has been a problem free resident of one of Fairchild's desert plots for many years. Individual pads are easy to root and will produce a new plant. (Pot size: 1 gallon)