In late summer in Mexico, prickly pear cactus fruits, or tunas, are everywhere—a refreshing snack eaten out of hand and a popular ingredient in. The prickly pear is the edible fruit of the paddle cactus, which can be found in the perfect fruit to be taken on long boat sails in the 16th century by the Spanish army, Try this exquisite prickly pear fruit- now is the season! Cherimoya, Caqui, Quince and Pomegranate are seasonal fruit in Spain. It´s delicate and bruises easily and is in season in Autumn & Winter. Spanish: Higo Chumbo; Known in English as: Prickly Pear; Appearance.