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The Great Cactus Growing Race

Watching paint dry?  Watching ice melt?  What could be more exciting than cactus growing?

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Five species of the cactus family were planted early this morning, April 14, 2015: (1) a variety mix of dragon fruit, (2) a common sort of red-skinned, white-fleshed dragon fruit, (3) a strawberry hedgehog cactus, (4) Xoconostle, a trendy, sour sort of cactus pear, and (5) Ficus-indica, the most common type of sweet cactus pear.  There’s more detail about each here.  Which will grow the quickest?  Can’t you just taste the excitement?

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