The Orly Cactus Pear Farm is the largest of its kind in Israel and the Middle East and is located in Israel's Negev desert covering over 100 hectares of rugged desert terrain. It appears to the observer almost as a mirage – a happy green splash of vitality on the background of the arid grey desert surrounding it.
The farm cultivates special varieties of Opuntia, the product of exclusive Israeli plant breeding. It is unique in its role as a technological center that promotes and develops "Green Ventures" agro-industrial initiatives that marry agricultural production of the Orly Farm's exclusive cactus pear creations with food processing technologies that produce a line of over 30 healthful food products, all based on the cactus fruit or the green biomass of the stems.
The farm is located on Highway 204 between Dimona and Yeruham.
Thousands of visitors come to farm every year and enjoy tours, Mexican food, varied activities and more. If you're looking for attractions in the south, you have come to the right place and are welcome to visit us for a tour of the farm and tastings. Jams, pickles, and fruit are available to buy.