The unopened flower buds should be picked on a dry days, early in the morning when the buds are still tight. Harvesting is carried out regularly throughout the growing season.
More images of Caper
The caper is not actually a berry or even a fruit at all, but the unopened flower bud of the caper bush. Cleopatra was said to have served them at feasts to win the love of both Mark Anthony and Julius Caesar. Cultivation of caper bush is mostly often found in Spain and Africa.
Common problems with Caper
How to propagate Caper
Pre-soak seeds. Plant at a depth of 1 cm in well drained medium. Sowing depth of about 1 cm.
Collect growing caper berry cuttings in early Spring, with six to 10 buds on the cutting.
Special features of Caper
Plant flourish in dry conditions.
Other uses of Caper
Edible capers are the unopened flower buds of the caper berry. Could be eaten pickled, salted or fried.