Capparis Spinosa

m.lee mikaline at
Mon Oct 6 01:09:49 EST 1997

Jeremy (Use-Author-Address-Header@[127.1]) wrote:

@ Hello,
@ please help me with the following question:
@ When / in which months are capers harvested (I need Capparis Spinosa, the one which is growing in the Mediterranian (e.g. ___Malta___,Italy)) ??
@ I have tried to find information in Encyclopedias, but somehow this is never being mentioned. If possible for you it would be very nice if you'd also have some general information on Capers, nothing special, just where they grow etc... (the basics).
@ Thanks a lot
@ Jeremy
@ --- Sorry if this isn't the right group to post, as a non biologist I just didn't know what all the groupnames meant .... ----- :))

can't figure out yur address ... this is quick and dirty from a 
Metacrawler search:

   CRFG Publications 1969-1989 Index - C
          Cocoa CACHIMAN See Rollinia CACTI Cacti for Fruit. By Ian
          Hartland. 1971 #4, pp 12-14 Edible Fruited Cacti. By Helen

	  (Literature cite)
   Capparis spinosa
   A distinctive coastal variant with pendent branches, somewhat
          succulent leaves, and stipular spines absent or caducous at an
          early stage, is probably more widespread as a natave plant
          (var. Al Bl Co Cr Ga Gr Hs It Ju Lu Rs(K) Sa Si Found: S.Spain
          Date: 23-May-93 Flora Europea:1-259 Literatuur: Notes:
          Culivation in S.Spain. Needed: more pictures Pictures:
          A.Voswinkel, The Netherlands email:.


   NewCROP: Index to Food and Feed Crops
   Crops are listed alphabetically by genus and common name. 
   A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Cabbage Cabbage,

Capparis spinosa L.
   Caper bush, cappero, Kapper, alcapparra
    Source: Magness et al. 1971
    The caper-bush is a spiny, straggling vine-like shrub, up to 3 feet,
   with round to ovate, deciduous leaves. The capers of commerce are the
   unopened flower buds, which are picked daily. The youngest buds make
   the finest product. The buds are pickled in strong vinegar, and used
   as pickles or in sauce. Capers are produced commercially in
   Mediterranean countries, but not, so far as known, in the U.S.

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