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Caper Bush (Culinary)

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WATER

Moderate to Low

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Flower are white with violet stamen and sweetly fragrant

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Rooted in a 4″ Pot

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1 fully rooted Caper Bush in a 4″ pot

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The caper bush is best known for pickled green flower buds used in French, Mediterranean & Indian dishes. Plants for sale now!

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Capparis spinosa

If you are patient, you can watch this incredible Caper flower open before your eyes. If you are hungry for Capers, you will never see this magnificent vision. It is the young, tender green flower pods that are picked and pickled.

In the picture below, the bottom pod is too young and the top pod, which is just about ready to open, is too old. The middle one is just right for pickling.

Caper bushes are spiny, trailing, deciduous shrubs native to the Mediterranean that like to creep in amongst rocks and limestone.

In W.E. Shewell-Cooper’s book Plants, Flowers and Herbs of the Bible, we learn that the Hebrew word for Caper is tapher which actually means desire. Capers are found in Jerusalem and around Nazareth and are offered as a sort of Hors d’oeuvre to stimulate the appetite or to increase the desire to eat.

Cultural Information

Height: 1 Foot

Hardiness: Perennial
in Zones 8-11

Flower Color: White

Characteristics: Full Sun,
Herbaceous,
Water Conserving

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