Monday, June 28, 2010

"Harvesting of Saguaro Fruit"

This is the time of the year when the fruit on the saguaro cactus ripens as you can see in the photos below. Once harvested, jams, jellys, syrups and even wine can be made. The harvesting of these fruits have been a tradition of the Tohono O'odham Indians for many traditions. It is native custom, that when you pick your first fruit, you bless youself by rubbing the fruit across your heart!

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