Capers: from wild harvest to gourmet food©

B. Noone
In this presentation I would like to introduce the caper plant, known generally as Capparis spinosa. This botanical name is complicated and a source of debate amongst botanists. Suffice it to say that the capers you buy in the shops around the world will come from 6 different species of Capparis.
I will talk about how I became involved with capers, and this will lead to a discussion of the propagation of this plant, its difficulties and solutions. Finally I will talk about the future of this plant both locally and overseas.
Noone, B. (2017). Capers: from wild harvest to gourmet food©. Acta Hortic. 1174, 63-68
DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.2017.1174.14

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