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Post by Chilli-head on 11th March 2017, 8:57 pm

... is growing a caper bush from seed. This is a tricky business involving vernalisation. The recommended procedure is to soak the seeds, refrigerate for a couple of months, soak again, then sow.

I set mine soaking today. Lets see how it goes.
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Post by Ploshkin on 15th March 2017, 3:23 pm

I've never had any luck with any seeds that need time in the fridge. Will be interested to see how you get on.
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Post by Chilli-head on 30th May 2017, 3:51 pm

Something has emerged. Just the one, and I'm going to have to wait for it to show true leaves to be sure that I have a caper, not a weed !
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Post by Chilli-head on 12th August 2017, 9:09 pm

Well, I have just the one caper bush, about 3" tall at the moment. Wondering how best to look after it over winter ...
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