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Capparis spinosa (seeds)

Capparis spinosa The Caper

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Capparis spinosa is an edible cultivable, native plant. It is commonly named as the caper bush and also called Flinders rose.

The caper develops large and extensive root system and can develop in areas with low rainfall and summer temperatures up to 40 ° C and in the winter in temperatures up to -8o o C.

It tolerates high salinity and can grow in places that are exposed to sea wind.

C. spinosa's flowers are hermaphrodite.

It prefers well-drained soils .It can grow in alkaline soil too and in drought conditions. It can tolerates soil acidity from 6.0 to 8.3.

It can be used in many occasions,from medicinal field, to cosmetic, an of course the Mediterranean Cuisine.

The premature flower and leaves of C. spinosa, are edible and high nutritient.

Species ID

Family:
Capparidaceae (or Capparaceae)
Genus:
Capparis
Species:
Capparis spinosa
Origin:
Mediterranean Countries, Middle East

Plant Characteristics

Circle of Life:
Perrenial
Foliage:
Deciduous
Flowering colour:
White or pink-white
Height:
up to 1,5m

Requirements

Soil Type:
Light , Fertile, Well drained
Soil Acidity:
6.5 - 7.5, can tolerate between 6 - 8.3
Light Requirements:
Full Sun
Water Requirements:
Low - Moderate
Pruning:
End of winter to remove the upper part parched
Toughness:
Dry-heat resistant , and in low temperatures
USDA Zones:
  • 10
  • 11
  • 9
Usage:
  • Cosmetology
  • Cuisine
  • Medicinal