Nopal Fruits - 1. The Juana has large, chewy seeds and tart, crimson flesh. 2. The roja pelona, kiwilike in flavor, is free of thorns. 3. The widely available cristalina, is juicy and crisp. 4. The naranjona has a honey-sweet, subtly spicy flavor. 5. The wild xoconostle has a sour and chewy, edible peel. 6. The cardona has soft seeds and a flavor that's both sweet and bitter. 7. The cuerno de venado has a floral flavor. 8. The yellow platanera has a tropical flavor like that of bananas.