Caper (Capparis spinosa), packet of 10 seeds

$3.95

Family:  Caper (Capparidaceae)

Hardy to Zones 7 to 12

Woody perennial xerophyte native to the Mediterranean basin into East Asia and the Himalayas.  Annual stems drape from a perennial crown.  Exquisite flowers of a morning are gone by evening.  The buds are picked and pickled to make the traditional condiment.  Pickled capers are taste-enhancing.  They stimulate gastric juices, increase appetite, ease cramping and in the end, prove to be laxative.  Traditional medicinal use of plant, dried bark and/or flowers and flower buds (TWM): Gastroenteritis, stomach upset, poulticed against gout, rheumatism and vaginal complaints.  Buds are a source of aldose-reductose inhibitors that help prevent cataracts.  Plant prefers to grow in hot rocks on a southern exposure.  One of the oft-mentioned methods for propagating capers is to push the seed into a fig and lodge that in a wall crack or sandy cleft between 2 rocks.  Otherwise, plant the seeds in a fast-growing mix in the fall for germination in the spring.

10 seeds per packet, open pollinated, untreated, no gmo’s

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  1. Question

    ep

    Is it possible to bring the caper indoors for the winter?

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      This is a plant that does best growing in-situ, it is hard to bring indoors for the winter, possible substitute: pickled nasturtium buds. r

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