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For the various forms of fruit that appear in the Fallout series of games, see fruit.
Prickly pear fruit
PricklyPearFruit2.pngPrickly pear cactus.png
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Prickly pear fruit (left) and cactus (right)
+1 HP per second for 10s
-15 Dehydration
-10 Starvation
Component ofBloatfly slider
Cactus water
Editor IDPricklyPearCactusFruit
Base ID000ec01e

Prickly pear fruit is a consumable item in Fallout: New Vegas. It is the fruit from a prickly pear cactus.


Unlike barrel cactus fruit, prickly pear fruit is rather healthy, and doesn't detract from Endurance. Two prickly pears are required to craft a bloatfly slider, and two of them can be squeezed into an empty soda bottle to make some purified water.

Effects of Survival skill

10+1 Hit Point, -18 Dehydration, -12 Starvation60+2 Hit Point, -33 Dehydration, -22 Starvation
20+1 Hit Point, -21 Dehydration, -14 Starvation70+2 Hit Point, -36 Dehydration, -24 Starvation
30+1 Hit Point, -24 Dehydration, -16 Starvation80+2 Hit Point, -39 Dehydration, -26 Starvation
40+1 Hit Point, -27 Dehydration, -18 Starvation90+2 Hit Point, -42 Dehydration, -28 Starvation
50+2 Hit Point, -30 Dehydration, -20 Starvation100+3 Hit Point, -45 Dehydration, -30 Starvation


With the add-on Old World Blues, this item can be crafted by the player.

1 Prickly pear fruit


  • A large amount of the fruit can be found growing around in Zion Canyon, mainly on cliffs and near rivers.
  • A patch of 4 can be found by traveling directly east from mole rat ranch, in the desert between it and the power line towers.
  • A patch of 4 can be found directly northwest of the Legion raid camp, on the west side of the road towards Ranger station Charlie.
  • A patch of 3 can be found on the south end of Novac, behind the gas station with the reloading bench and workbench.
  • A patch of 3 can be found to the southeast of Novac, just off the highway, between Novac and Clark Field.
  • A patch of 3 can be found outside Harper's Shack.
  • 3 plants can be located just east of Mojave home, where the mad brahmin reside; two of the plants are near the big rocks in the back.
  • 3 plants can be found close to Carlyle St. Clair's house to the east and west along the cliff base.
  • At least 2 prickly pear plants can be found just south of the northern passage, near the shack where the Jackal gang members have set up camp just outside of New Vegas; as you walk down from the northern passage, you will see smoke from their campfire; that's the best way to find the location easily. Two Jackal gang members reside there; get them out of the way, and the prickly pear is free for the taking. Near the same location, you will also find at least 4 barrel cactus fruit, two Nevada agave fruit, one Honey Mesquite plant, and one banana yucca fruit.
  • One plant grows outside Nellis Air Force Base, on the east side of the bombed-out town.
  • One plant grows just North of Gibson Scrap Yard, directly North of Old Lady Gibson's garage.
  • Several plants grow near the Mole Rat Ranch.
  • One plant can be found in the fenced backyard (southmost side) of the Goodsprings house where Sunny Smiles and Trudy head to for the night. Although it is marked red, as it had to be stolen, no Karma is lost when the fruits are picked up.
  • On the shore of Lake Mead, also on the shore near the crashed B-29 Bomber.
  • One can be acquired every 3 in-game days after the completion of Field Research, once you have upgraded the Biological research station.


  • Carrying prickly pear fruit will give you four times more hydration per weight than water. This bonus rises to 7.5 times (1285 H2O recovery per pound of weight carried) with 100 Survival and the Pack Rat and Camel of the Mojave perks. Without Camel of the Mojave (because of consuming prickly pear instead of water) this rises further to 8.6 times (1285/150).
  • Turning two prickly pear fruits into one bottle of purified water increases the H2O benefit from 90 to 150 at 100 Survival at the expense of 0.86 pounds of weight over simply carrying the fruits by themselves.