This is a fruit whose origin is Mexico, being a fruit that grows on cacti. It was planted by Europeans in Central America during the colonization period. There are 3 different varieties of this fruit. In Costa Rica the fruit has a red skin with red edible flesh with small edible black seeds. In Costa Rica the fruit is mainly used for juice or ice cream, typically being mixed with a little lemon juice. The flesh is tender and sweet. 

Seeds can be planted and grow well in compost or potting soil mix. The flower flourishes and night and is pollinated by moths and bats. 

Ask your driver about this fruit which is in season from August to November.