Saguaro Fruits

from the cactus directly onto the plate


saguaro fruits


From end of May until end of July, when it's really hot in the desert, the Saguaro cactus is covered with red fruits which only wait to be gathered. Otherwise the birds, bats, and insects regale themselves on the fruits.

With a long stick, if possible very pointed or with a basket at the end, you wander from Saguaro to Saguaro and try to bring down the red fruits undamaged. The fine spines can easily be removed.

Cut the fruits in half and spoon the red meat which is mixed with thousands of black seeds out of the skin. It tastes very refreshing and sweet.

How To...



"Not with a cane"
- or -
"the longer the stick, the juicier the harvest!"