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.
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.
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.
Plant flourish in dry conditions.
Semi-arid or Arid
Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil PH preference
Edible capers are the unopened flower buds of the caper berry. Could be eaten pickled, salted or fried.