[automatically translated] The caper (Capparis spinosa L. subsp. Rupestris (Sm.) Nyman) belongs to the family Capparaceae. It is a widespread species in the wild throughout the Mediterranean region. The plant uses the flower buds, commonly called capers to flavor various dishes. The species, in addition to being used in cooking, is interest in medicinal and ornamental uses. The smaller islands of Sicily (Pantelleria and Salina) have a long tradition in the use and cultivation of this plant. However, an industry weak point is the high degree of empiricism that characterizes, above all, the nursery phase. The propagation technique of optimization, both in terms of quantity and quality of rooting, It is in fact an aspect dell'agrotecnica to be defined for the production of large-scale plants with homogeneous productive characteristics and quality standards of merit. Based on these considerations the CORISSIA Research Consortium, in the biennium 2003-2005, initiated the collection of accessions Sicilian caper, to identify biotypes interested on which to get a basic material for the development of asexual propagation technique.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Italian Journal of Agronomy|
|Publication status||Published - 2009|