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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