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Capparis spinosa
Synonyms: C. rupestris

Common Name(s): Caper
Family: Capparaceae
Growth Habit: Perennial
Growing Days: 120 to 270 (days)
Abs.Max=88° (F)    Opt.Max=81° (F)
Opt.Min=55° (F)    Abs.Min=50° (F)
Precipitation: 20 to 39 (in.)
Winter Minimum: 23° (F)
Soil pH: 6.5 to 7.5
Soil Texture/Type: Medium, light
Soil Drainage: Excessive
Photoperiod Response: Long day
Light Intensity: Very bright
Mediterranean climate.
Crop not found in disease search.
Additive - flavoring, Environ. - boundary/barrier/support, Environ. - ornamental
Temperate-continental, steppe and semi-arid, subtropical-dry summer, temperate marine
Geographical Origin:
Asia Temp, Southeastern Europe, Southwestern Europe, Northwestern Pacific, Southwestern Pacific, Cultivated, Naturalized elsewhere, Northern Africa
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