The barrel cactus fruit is a consumable item in Fallout: New Vegas.

Characteristics[edit | edit source]

Barrel cactus fruit is found on barrel cactus, which appears as spherical cacti that can be encountered while wandering the Mojave Wasteland. They usually form in groups, with one large barrel cactus that contains the fruit surrounded by several smaller cacti. Like all other Mojave Wasteland plants, fruit-bearing barrel cacti will eventually grow back after being picked.

It is one of three components used to craft Desert Salad, and in the Honest Hearts add-on, homebrewed Nuka-Cola and Blood Shield.

Survival skill effect[edit | edit source]

SkillEffectHardcore effect
10-1 Endurance for 2m, +1 Hit Point for 5s-18 Dehydration , -6 Starvation 
20-1 Endurance for 2m, +1 Hit Point for 5s-21 Dehydration , -7 Starvation 
30-1 Endurance for 2m, +1 Hit Point for 5s-24 Dehydration , -8 Starvation 
40-1 Endurance for 2m, +1 Hit Point for 5s-27 Dehydration , -9 Starvation 
50-2 Endurance for 2m, +2 Hit Point for 5s-30 Dehydration , -10 Starvation 
60-2 Endurance for 2m, +2 Hit Point for 5s-33 Dehydration , -11 Starvation 
70-2 Endurance for 2m, +2 Hit Point for 5s-36 Dehydration , -12 Starvation 
80-2 Endurance for 2m, +2 Hit Point for 5s-39 Dehydration , -13 Starvation 
90-2 Endurance for 2m, +2 Hit Point for 5s-42 Dehydration , -14 Starvation 
100-3 Endurance for 2m, +3 Hit Point for 5s-45 Dehydration , -15 Starvation 

Crafting[edit | edit source]

This item can be crafted by the player character.

Creation requirements

Barrel cactus fruit (1)

Variants[edit | edit source]

Locations[edit | edit source]

Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]

The barrel cactus is based on the real world equivalent barrel cactus, native to the deserts of southwestern North America, with the largest specimens found in the Mojave Desert. The fruit of these plants is collected by Native Americans for use during extreme drought conditions.

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