Caper Bush

Capparis spinosa


Standard seed packet, 20 seeds

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Caper Bush

Capparis spinosa


  • Perennial to 100cm
  • Flower buds are pickled as 'Capers'
  • Tolerant of poor soil conditions


Perennial shrub to 100cm with sprawling habit and multiple branches of rounded blue green foliage. Buds are picked young and pickled in salt and vinegar to produce capers which are often used as a seasoning or garnish and have a pungent salty flavour. If allowed to mature the flowers are white with purple filaments and have great ornamental value. Native to the Mediterranean region Capers grow well in hot dry climates, poor soil conditions and coastal climates. Has a history of medicinal use. Also known as "Flinders Rose". 

 


How to sow and grow:

Method: Raise seedlings
Sowing Depth: 2mm
When: Spring
Germination: 14-28 days @ 20-25°C
Hardiness / Life Cycle: Half Hardy Perennial
Plant Spacing: 150cm
Plant Height: 100cm
Position: Full sun, dry well drained sandy soil
Days to Maturity/Flowering: 2 years
*Notes: Seedlings are very slow growing. Cold stratification may increase germination. Plants need to be pruned annually as buds and fruit are formed on new seasons growth.

(Product number: E8-04)
Seeds per gram: 145 seeds


SKU E8-04
Shipping Weight 0.0010kg
Botanical name: Capparis spinosa
Packet type: Standard seed packet
Packet quantity: 20 seeds
Seeds per gram: 145

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