Prickly Pears are a type of Crop which can be grown in Atomicrops.
Finding Prickly Pear Seeds
Prickly Pear seeds can be found in the first Desert area, most commonly from clearing Squirrel and Bulb Camps. They are also sometimes dropped by defeated Enemies, with a higher chance to obtain them from killing Beeson or when using the Flying Squirrels Weapon. Cutting Weeds may also drop Prickly Pear seeds. See the Related Items section of this page for other sources.
Alternatively, they have a high chance to be obtained when purchasing a Bronze Tier Desert Seed bag. These are sold for 30 at the Garden Shop in Spring.
Fertilization and Megacrop Variant
Prickly Pears need 3 Fertilizer to be fully fertilized. Creating a Megacrop (from 4 Prickly Pear plants in a 2x2 formation) therefore requires 12. A mega Prickly Pear requires a further 6 to become fully fertilized itself.
Small Prickly Pears need 0 units of water and a freshly merged Mega Prickly Pear needs 1 unit of water to fully grow. Since the smaller version of the Crop does not need water to grow it may be preferable to grow four smaller versions and then merge them in order to avoid the 1 water required for the larger version.
- Chicken Caliochory: Eggs contain seeds.
- Fertilseed Pro: Some crops, including prickly pears, have a 30% chance to drop their seed on harvest.
- Sprinkler Tractor: Using the tractor on prickly pears will cause them to drop prickly pear seeds.
- Succulent Weeds: Increases chance of seed drop from Weeds.
- Thankful Crops: A chance of gaining more seeds by watering crops.
Growing Prickly Pears
- Bee: Doubles the growth of the crops it pollinates.
- Growth Aura: Crops in a 5x5 area centered on the player grow much faster.
- Harvest Moon: Crops grow faster at night.
- Hummingbird: Doubles the growth of crops in an area.
- Irrigating Moles: Crops do not need watering.
- Nitro: Crops grow 10x faster but will start to burn when they need water.
- Participation Trophy: Crops will merge without fertilizer.
- Megaton Tractor: Instantly grows all crops in the deployed area.
- Pollination: All crops grow faster. Exclusive to Lavender.
- Resilience: Growing crops near the crust will allow them to spread onto it, if the area is clear of weeds.
- Snot Nose: Pigs and Hogs create moist Soil, which speeds crop growth.
- Sprinkler Head: Turrets and Scarecrows water the crops adjacent to them.
- Squirt Gun: The player waters crops twice as fast.
- Trophallaxis: Bees and Hummingbirds water crops.
- Turret Growth Aura: Crops in a 5x5 area around Turrets and Scarecrows grow much faster.
- Bubble Shield: Watering crops shields the player from bullets.
- Butterfly Nest: Merging crops into a megacrop spawns some explosive butterflies, which target Enemies.
- Companion Planting: Planting multiple crops of the same type near each other drops fertilizer.
- Chrono Seeds: Increases day length a small amount per seed planted.
- Double-Edged Watering Can: The player can water two crops at once.
- Harvest Shield: Harvesting a crop destroys enemy bullets.
- Hose: The player can water three separate crops at once while energized.
- Root Soldier: Harvesting crops spawns a root soldier, which will attack enemies.
- Water Witching: Watering crops zaps nearby enemies for 50% of their health.
- Mega Prickly Pears are able to count towards the "Roll Call" Achievement.