See a rich collection of stock images, vectors, or photos for cactus fruit you can buy on Shutterstock. Explore quality images, photos, art & more. Prickly Pear Cactus with the fruit showing, when it blooms the blossoms are .. It's a delicious fruit to eat (peeling is quite an art because of the tiny thorns on the. The cactus fruit, sometimes called a "Prickly Pears" are very sweet and can be eaten raw, right off of the plant. Cactus fruit grows on the edges of the flat pads of the cactus, and are pear-shaped. When picking a prickly pear cactus fruit, you must protect your hands.