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SEEDS OF CAPPARIS SPINOSA - COMON CAPER

Ornamental, culinary and medicinal shrub. Perfect for rockery. It grows on stony faces and on walls.

A thorny shrub with an evergreen foliage growing up to 1m of a height. The leaves are egg-shaped and green. The flowers are big, white with pinky spots. Its well-known fruit is the caper.

Seeds/gr: 142
6,00  without VAT (10%)

Calendar Calendar

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Sow outdoors
Flowering
Harvest
Average germination (%) 20
Climate Zone Mediterranean, Warm areas
Flower colour White
Foliage Evergreen
Hardiness Drought resistant, Non hardy
Plant usage Climber, Cosmetic, Creeper, Culinary, Desertification, Edible, Groundcover, Low maintenance garden, Medicinal, Walls, fences, Wild garden
Seeds per gram 140
Soil - Ph Alkaline
Soil - Type Sand
Sunlight - Exposure Sun

Soak the seeds in cool water for 24 hours before sowing at temperatures of 20ºC/25ºC.

It prefers arid, stony and limestone soils such as quarry soils or saline soils under mediterranean climates.

Capers are preserved in salt and vinegar and used to dress salads, pasta, pizza, fish etc… They are diuretic, purgative and they are used in vasoconstriction problems. They have been used in comestics to strengthen hair.

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