The capers you buy in little jars at the grocery store began as flower buds on a caper shrub (capparis spinosa). If you have a dry, sunny spot – even one that you neglect – a caper would grow there. Mature caper shrubs are attractive plants that love sun, don’t require much care or water, have very few problems, and put on an abundant show of beautiful flowers all summer long. If you’re willing to do a little post-harvest processing, they also produce buds and berries that can add a burst of Mediterranean flavor to your salads and cooking. Cured capers keep for a year! (Or until your next harvest).
Join us via Zoom for a presentation by Alan Caramatti on his 34 years of experience growing capers. This will be a live presentation only; it will not be recorded. Chapter members should have received login information with their newsletter.
If you are not a member but would like to hear Alan’s talk, contact us for access.
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2 Replies to “Capers! Zoom meeting Saturday, October 10th @ 10 am”
Great talk today. Thank you!! But I’m having trouble finding Alan’s email to ask a question.
You’re right, Wendy. It isn’t in the newsletter. Since I don’t give out member contact info, you can just send you question to me and I will send it on.
Alternatively, if you think your question is of general interest, you could post it in the forum and Alan would answer it there.