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The capparis is a typical Mediterranean shrub, known for its flower-buds which are used as pickles. Today capers are harvested from wild plants, mainly in north Africa, or grown on certain small Italian islands and in the south-east of the Iberian peninsula. Its importance, as a crop, could increase with the growing demand from international markets and because it is well suited to agricultural areas with poor environmental resources. Furthermore, this crop is, agronomically speaking, not very demanding. This report is the result of a research programme sponsored by the EEC and represents the first study to look at all the aspects of the crop. The general and bibliographical data cover a range of aspects such as cultivation, cultivars, parasites and diseases, the various uses of capers, industrial processing and marketing problems.

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Authors: BARBERA G (EDITOR), Università degli Studi, Istituto di Coltivazioni Arboree, Palermo (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 13617 FR (1991) 62 pp., FS, ECU 6.25
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ISBN: ISBN 92-826-2978-3
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