Waiting for Pitayas

Something's not right.

In the 9 years that I've lived in Mexico, I've always had something to look forward to in May...Pitayas.   Last year, we were treated to this delicious fruit a week early.  (Learn more about Pitayas here and here.)

But this year, something is seriously wrong...It's May 13th and we don't have any pitayas!

Waaaaahhhhhh!


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7 comments

  1. With the odd weather we had this winter, I suspect the growing season may be a bit off.

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  2. Bummer.... all the pitayas I've seen look exactly the same.... CRAP!

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  3. I'm gonna have to agree with Steve... I'd chalk it up to weird weather this year!

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  4. Eeeeewwww ... those things aren't edible right? I mean, that's the point? Cuz they look nayyysty. Poor Leslie :) Soothe yourself with some avacados and call it guacamole :D

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  5. Is there much difference between a Pitaya and a Prickly Pear?

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  6. I've never tired one. Now I want one after your raving review.

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  7. Anonymous: There is a difference between a pitaya and a prickly pear. Prickly pears grow on regular cactus. And pitayas grow on the kind of cactus that looks like a pipe organ. The look, taste and texture are also very different. I will do my best to write a post explaining the differences between the two! :)

    Unknown Mami: Maybe one of these days, you'll get lucky and find pitayas at a local Latin market. A friend of ours just returned from San Jose and she said that she found pitayas at the one of the Mexican markets! :)

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