The Prickly pears for sale in the street markets of Marrakech are ten times sweeter in the winter, and ten times more expensive!

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Cactus fruits also known as prickly pears are in season in Marrakech in the late summer.  In the countryside cactuses are plentiful, sometimes planted as hedging plants around farms, at this time of year all over the old town street sellers are offering juicy cactus fruits peeled on the spot and ready to eat.  The usual price is one dirham each, that is about 7 or 8 English pence or around 10 Euro cents.

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