I heard you can eat the fruits off this cactus but it’s hard work to get all the spines and outside skin off.
I would have told you Ryan to carefully pick off the purple top, peel off the outer skin and eat the fruit. Had I been with you I would have pulled out my pocket knife. The fruit is really nice. We had them in the yard growing up in Fla. Rainey loves them. Rare to find them at the grocery.