Common Caper, Caper Capparis spinosa

Detailed Listing For
Botanical Name:

Capparis spinosa

Family:

Capparaceae

Genus:

Capparis

Species:

spinosa

Common Name:

Common Caper, Caper

Seeds Per Pound:
59,714
Quantity:
0.97 lb
Average Viable Seeds/Packet:
59
Germination:
91%
Germination Test Type:
cut
Purity:
99%
Height:
3-4 feet
Collection Locale:
Italy
Crop Year:
2017
Minimum Hardiness Zone:
8
In Stock: 0.97 lb
Prices
Sample Bulk Pricing
1 packet
6.95
10 g
24.50
1 oz
39.95
Growing Info:
Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours.
Stratification: cold stratify for 30 days.
Germination: sow seed 1/16" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed.
Other: Sporadic germination may occur over a 2-3 year period.
In a Nutshell:
* The flower buds are pickled and used as a flavouring in sauces, salads etc.
* An extract of the root is used as a cosmetic and is particularly useful in treating rose-coloured rashes and capillary weaknesses. more...
* The bush is native to the Mediterranean region, growing wild on walls or in rocky coastal areas throughout. more...
* White flowers to 3" across. more...