Be adventurous and try a Prickly Pear (prickles pre-removed) from John at Picone’s Exotics.

They have a reddish pink flesh that tastes a little like raspberries and watermelon, with edible seeds. The pulp and juice is often used in jams, sweets and sorbets for its sweet flavour and gorgeous colouring. You can also add the juice to lemonade or cocktails. To get the juice, cut off the outer skin, blend the pears into a food processor or blender and pulse until liquid, and then strain the pulp through a sieve. Great in a margarita.