Goji Berry Plant (Lycium Barbarum)
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Goji Berry plant complete with instructions on how to grow this hardy perennial.
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What: Goji berry is an easy to grow deciduous perennial shrub that produces abundant sweet red berries. Goji berries are extremely high in antioxidants surpassing even blueberries!
Goji berry is very cold hardy, purportedly surviving winters as cold as -10 Fahrenheit. The goji berry is self-fertile so you only need one plant to get started, however greater pollination will occur with additional plants.
The health benefits of goji berry are making waves in the west. Goji berries contain: 11 essential and 22 trace dietary minerals, 18 amino acids, 6 essential vitamins, 8 polysaccharides and 6 monosaccharides. This makes goji berries one of the most nutrient dense foods man has discovered.
When- Plant your live goji berry plant in the spring after the last frost date or in the fall before the first frost date. If you purchased a dormant goji berry plant you can plant it as soon as you receive it during winter months.
Goji berry plants will flower from summer until first frost. Fruit will follow flowers by a few weeks.
Where- Goji berry plants prefer full day sun but will tolerate half-day sun. Select a site where the soil is high in organic matter, well drained and neutral to slightly alkaline soil. A soil P.H. of 7-8 is ideal.
Goji berry plants are hardy in USDA zones 6-9 so please check your location to make sure the plants have a chance of surviving your winters.