Prickly Pear is ” Manav ” or ” Yoowuv’ “in Paiute. Click here to learn how to say it!
Prickly pear is ripe in late August. The large, red fruits, also called tunas, are used for jams, jellies, juice, and natural dye. The fruits can be eaten raw after the spines have been removed or they can be roasted over a fire.
Please be mindful when collecting native plants. Always have someone present who is knowledgeable about plants.