50 lbs Commercial Grade-D Nopal cactus $1.60 per pound
Once in a while the nopal cactus plants have to be 'pruned' of excess leaves. This is to reduce overcrowding and attendant bending or abrasion by rubbing from overcrowded plants.
This is one of those times that I 'need' to reduce this 'overburdon' of cactus leaves, and to be able to sell them is good for us, and we make it good for our customers also by reducing the price to VERY low levels.
In this case I have nearly an acre of cactus plants (some 4,000 plants) that need to be relieved of excess leaves. The new leaves are starting to grow out, and I want to get these older leaves out of the way so when the nice gourmet harvest begins in two months, we'll have only the best and finest cactus available.
I pack these in somewhat pricey double wall cardboard boxes, sealed with much packing tape to hold it securely. We can also pack two 15 X 15 X 5" boxes with as much cactus as they will hold... about 17 to 20 lbs. Then we pack these two into the larger 16 X 16 X 16" boxes, and fill the last 5 inches (or so) with cactus until it's packed pretty tight.
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Here's one of the 15 by 15 by 5 inch boxes, packed with about twenty pounds of cactus.
Two of the twenty lb boxes are set into the 16 by 16 by 16 inch thick wall cardboard box.
After the two smaller boxes are in the large box, we add as much extra cactus as the box will take without crush it all.
You can see that the leaves are many grades sizes and styles. In this case, we are just roaming through the cactus garden, removing almost any leaf that serves no good for the structure of the plant. So, we want to make them much cheaper.
Here are two of the smaller interior boxes, side by side...
Expect five to fifteen days before actual receipt of the cactus, due to weather and other factors that are common to agriculture.