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Goji Berry

Easy-Care and Nutritional
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Goji Berry

Easy-Care and Nutritional
A goji shrub makes an easy accent. It grows 8-10' tall with elegant vine-like branches and emerald-green leaves. Pretty, pale, early summer flowers are followed by orange-red fruits. It'll continue fruiting and flowering until heavy frosts. The plant has no known disease or pest problems, and once established it's drought tolerant. You've probably seen goji berries as a common ingredient in the health food aisle. They are high in antioxidants, and many believe they are beneficial for the immune and circulation system. Health benefits or no, they are so tasty, with a flavor that falls between a cranberry and a cherry! They're best when dried, and they can be used a lot like raisins—try them in your granola and yogurt. For a sweet tooth, add them to your chocolate bark, or for a savory sensation, try them in a rice dish.

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  • Botanical Name:

    Lycium barbarum

  • Height: 8 - 10 feet
  • Ship As: BAREROOT
  • Spacing: 5 - 8 feet
  • Spread: 8 - 10 feet
  • Light Requirements: Full Sun
  • Color: Lavender
  • Foliage Type: Glossy emerald-green elongated leaves, on graceful vine-like branches.
  • Bloom Time: Early summer followed by sporadic blooming the rest of the growing season.
  • Flower Form: Small clusters of funnel-shaped blooms.
  • Planting Instructions: Set plant at the same level it is growing at in the container. Firm soil and water thoroughly.
  • Soil Requirements: Prefers well drained soil with moderate soil moisture, but will grow in any type of soil.
  • Growth Rate: Medium
  • Pruning: Heavy pruning will help keep the plant looking nice, and increase berry production. Can also be trained to a support. The older the plant, the more upright it can be trained.Remove dead or crossed branches in mid-spring. A heavy pruning can be done after fruiting to rejuvenate plants. Mid-spring; or
  • Winter Care: None special.
  • Additional Information: Absolutely packed with crucial vitamins and antioxidants, it's easy to see why many call the Goji Berry a super fruit! This wondrous little gem offers incredible immune-boosting qualities in a convenient, bright red berry. Popular in China for centuries, the large 1/2 - 1 inch berries have a sweet flavor that falls between a cherry and a cranberry. Eat them raw, dried, in smoothies, salads, or in a variety of dishes-just make sure you eat them! This berry is one nutritional powerhouse you don't want to miss! Often referred to in health stores as the Tibetan or Himalayan Goji Berry. Extremely nutritionally dense, high antioxidant properties. Can be eaten raw, dried, made into juice, wine, herbal tea. When dried they can be eaten as a healthy snack similar to raisins. They have a taste which has been described as having an accent of tomato, similar to dates, dried cranberries or raisins, but drier, more tart, less sweet and with an herbal scent. Fresh berries are juicy and sweet.
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