[Market-farming] Capers

Cyndi Norman cyndi at tikvah.com
Sat May 31 15:44:50 EDT 2003


   Date: Thu, 29 May 2003 09:16:31 -0500
   From: Jim Woodyard <mwjw at swbell.net>

   >Capers come from a lovely plant from Spain -- some have nasty thorns,
   >but they all have beautiful flowers that look like white/purple
   >butterflies.  They will probably grow great in Texas -- if you have a
   >chance, get some plants -- the flowers are so beautiful you'll not want
   >to harvest the unopened buds to make capers.<<<

   Do you know what the name of the plant is?

Caper Plant
Capparis Spinosa

A randomly chosen description is here:
http://www.napoleon-co.com/consumers/caper_production.htm 

Cyndi

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