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Rescue Cacti for Sale
  Tucson Cactus and Succulent Society

"Blooming" Barrel Sale a HUGE Success!



A beautiful clear bright sunny Saturday morning set the stage for a huge rush of anxious cactus buyers to pick out a fishhook barrel cactus (Ferocactus Wislizeni) in bloom.  The Rescue Crew held a special sale on a vacant lot on North First Av. just south of Wetmore Road near the Tucson Mall.  Sales were brisk fifteen minutes before the official opening at 8 AM and by 8:30 AM almost all of the trailer load of barrels, about a 100, were sold.  A quick trip back to the holding area to load up more proved beneficial.  A total of about 150 large barrels were sold, some were 16 to 24 inches tall, and about 100 smaller cactus.  We went home shortly after noon with only one barrel not sold and all the smaller Mammillaria and Hedge Hogs and a few various others sold out quickly.  Tucsonans do love landscape Cacti and expressed their appreciation for our Rescue Program!
The sale was a big success bringing in $2300 in total sales.  About half of this will reimburse the club for out of pocket expenses (mostly cactus tag costs), 25% goes to our TCSS School Grant Program fund, and the balance to TCSS operating expenses.

Thanks to everyone who showed up to buy cactus and give them a good home.  Also, thank you to all the Members who showed up to help unload and load cactus and provide advise to those looking to buy.


We have a downloadable PDF publication to help you plant and care for your rescued plants:

How to Plant & Care for Saguaro, Barrel or Hedgehog Cactus