In Cyprus, the fruits of cacti (babuts) ripened.

The prickly pear, better known as babutsa, is a cactus fruit that grows wild throughout Cyprus in abundance without any maintenance. Anyone, absolutely free, can pick up this exotic delicacy. But it must be remembered that the leaves and fruits of this plant are covered with many small needles. Gather and peel the fruit with gloves. In August and September, babutsu can be bought at the market or vegetable breakup, already peeled. Try it!