This is a hybrid cactus developed by Luther Burbank. It produces edible pads (nopales) and fruits (tunas). We send you a pad (cutting) from a mother cactus that will need to be rooted (or you can eat it). Place the bottom of the pad into a gallon-size pot of potting soil, moisten the soil lightly and don't water again until new growth is observed. Grows in USDA zones 8-10 and can eventually grow to 8-10 feet tall. Also is a suitable forage crop for livestock.