Improving Harvesting, Processing and Marketing of Australian Capers

  • 63 pages

  • Published: 23 Jan 2007

  • Author(s): Trewartha, Jonathon, Inverarity, David

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The caper, traditionally a Mediterranean plant, has not, until a recent trial in Mannum, South Australia, been commercially grown in Australia. All caper products have until now been imported to Australia. The Mannum trial established that capers can be grown successfully in Australia and this study aimed to gain increased insight into the existing Australian market for caper products, to reduce labour costs by mechanising the caper sorting process and to raise awareness of capers in potential caper grower and consumer segments of the market.