A caper is the floral bud of a caper bush. The caper bush is a wild shrub and grows in dry and sunny climates where the average temperature is from 27°c to 31°c.
The capers are picked by hand then graded on arrival back into the factory and their stalk is removed. The capers are put into drums to ferment in a brine solution.
The caper sizes we can supply are: –
- Non Pareille – 5 to 7mm
- Surfines – 7 to 8mm
- Capucines – 8 to 9mm
- Capotes – 9 to 10mm
- Capotes – 10 to 11mm
- Fines – 11 to 12mm
- Fines – 12 to 13mm
- Gruesas – 13 to 14mm
- Hors Calibre – +14mm
The smaller the caper size the more expensive it will be.
Capers can also be supplied milled in vinegar which is often used in Tartare sauce.
Our Capers are sourced from Morocco in the Fes and Safi regions.
June – August.