Of the seeds of the caper orchard a woody shrub plant is formed whose flower buds are those used in the world of gastronomy.
Although its stems can also be used in salad, this plant has medicinal properties, has a diuretic and stimulating effect.
The scientific name is Capparis spinosa, the caper plant grows to an average height of between 30 to 50 cm and its life cycle is perennial.
It is rdrought resistant because it is used to growing in inhospitable or xerophilic areas, it can grow without problems at temperatures between 8 to 40 ° C.
It is recommended to start caper sowing during spring for best results.
It can be sown in any type of soil, but is very suitable for clay and limestone soils or generally loose and drained soils.
Does not demand too much water so you must be careful with excessive watering, in general it is resistant to fungi, although it can be sensitive to Fusarium, Verticillium or Phytium.
At the time of sowing keep a distance of 40 cm between each plant and place the seeds at a depth of 3 cm, germinate at average temperatures of 20-25 ° C.
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Characteristics of the Caper.
- Use: Gastronomic- Medicinal.
- Height: 30-50 cm.
- Planting type: seedbed or direct soil
- Sowing time: spring.
- Properties: diuretic, stimulant.
- Direct sun exposure.
- Moderate watering.
- Depth 3-5 cm.
- Soils: clay and limestone favors.
- Germination temperature: 20-25 ° C.
- Optimum growing temperature: 8 to 40 ° C.