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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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Caperplants

A comprehensive guide to everything you need to know about Capers.

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An Ebook copy of this book is available from the SHOP

From the hot Mediterranean coastal climates to the deserts of the Middle East and onwards to the dry parts of North West China, capers have flourished and thrived on very bright sunlight and high temperatures.

They have adapted, survived and provided a spicy flower bud (the caper), and delicious fruit (the caperberry) for our table. In a declining water environment, caper plants are easy to grow and enjoy.

Videos

Time lapse image of caper flower opening.

Australian Capers

There are 19 known Australian Capparis species. They have very attractive flowers in which artists and photographers have delighted. Some have edible fruits, some possess medicinal properties and others have potential for the horticulture industry. Photograph of the flower buds of Capparis arborea.

About Capers

Learn all about the Caper plant or Caper Bush. Everything from how to grow and harvest Capers to preserving and cooking with capers.

About Us

Caperplants is a wholesale nursery growing caper plants. It is based in Adelaide South Australia, and is owned and operated by Brian Noone.

Photo Gallery

Photo Gallery of Caper production throughout Australia and the World.

Buy Caper Plants Online. Superior Thornless Eureka Caper Bush. Purchase a copy of our book to learn everything there is to know about Capers.

Eureka Caper

The ‘Eureka’ Caper plant is a thornless bush, it produces more capers in weight each time it is harvested and it begins to shoot and grow earlier in the spring than other bushes. It continues to flower and leaves stay green longer into the autumn and winter and it truly is a special and superior caper plant.

A Comprehensive guide to everything you need to know about Capers. From growing and harvesting to cooking and preserving Capers and Caper berries.