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Germination of

Capparis spinosa

Caper Bush: Capparis spinosa, Flinders Rose, Caperberry

Capparis spinosa

Capparis spinosa: The seeds of Capparis spinosa require scarification before planting. This can be done by soaking the seeds in hot water for 24 hours or by nicking the seed coat with a sharp blade. Once scarified, plant the seeds in well-draining soil and keep them moist until germination, which usually occurs within 3-4 weeks.

Some of plants may have very have specific germination requirements that may not be covered in these general instructions. 

Many seeds require pre-treatment before sowing which we try to list here when we can, but this information may not be present here.  Germination times and germination temperatures are to be a guide only.  Many factors can DRASTICALLY affect this.


It's always a good idea to research the specific germination requirements from multiple sources for each plant before attempting to grow them from seed.

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