Caper (Capparis spinosa), packet of 10 seeds
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
Is it possible to bring the caper indoors for the winter?
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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