Goji Berry - ShrubLycium barbarum var. goji
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Specifications of Goji Berry - Shrub
Preferred Climate Warm Temperate, Cool TemperateLearn About Climate Zones
Grown From SeedlingLearn About Propagation Methods
Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions) 1-2m
Plants required to Pollinate 1 (Self Pollinating)Learn about Pollination
Can it Handle Frosts? Yes
Amount of leaves in Winter? No Leaves (Deciduous)
Quarantine Restrictions to these Areas WA
Suitability in Pots Yes
Water Requirements Moderate Watering
Is it a Dwarf Fruit Tree? Can be pruned to 2m
Time to Fruit/Flower/Harvest 2-3 Years
Sun or Shade Full (Sun:80%-100%)
Preferred Soil Type Good Drainage
Soil pH Neutral (6.6-7.3pH)
Fruiting/Harvest Months February, March, April, May
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The fruit is esteemed in Chinese medicine for many reasons. It iis said to boost the immune system as the fruits are very high in antioxidants and vitamin C and A. It is also said to benefit the liver, kidneys and eye function. More information about this can be found at this page https://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/hs1391
Customer Tips & Reviews Goji Berry - Shrub
POTTSVILLE, NSW, Australia
Slow to grow ,only inches in first year , will try bigger pot .
EASTWOOD, NSW, Australia
Really hates full sun as a young plant. Mine is partially protected by a pumpkin plant but it is still severely sunburnt (receives ~4hours sun). Currently in the process of dying, I've moved it to a location where it will received 1-2hours of sun only....
Last year in the 2nd season I had a few fruits at the end of summer. Have just pruned the canes to a metre high. The strongest canes are able to stand unaided. Once shooting I fertilize with Rose food. They are pretty hardy.
STREAKY BAY, SA, Australia
Was sold as a type of Goji berry however have since found out it may be a distant cousin. It hails from Mexico and places like that. It is sometimes called Pale WolfberryListed as wolfberry - Lycium Pallidum. This is really drought tolerant!! and...
There are two varieties that I have found, one is chinense and the other barbarum. I believe barbarum is more of a bush and chinense is more or a vine. Simple growing advice is to grow them like tomatoes.
Gently shake the stems a few times a day to increase branch durability. Use volcanic ash added soil for maximum growth. Foliar feed with pond water twice a day. Enjoy vigorous strong goji. lol Dr parker
Cooroy, Qld, Australia
Powerful antioxident, powerful anti aging and way way to expensive from the shops.
I have bought the Goji berry plant is tiny but is getting better a bit in the shade while is growing not over watering. looking forward my own berrys
Bardon, Qld, Australia
Good source of antioxidants. No fruit yet and bush/vine is growing very sparcely.
New Lmabton, NSW, Australia
I ike the idea of growing my own, rather than paying someone to fly them here all the way from China. Plus we love eating them.
Lake Macquarie, NSW
Grow them easily from seed in a warm spot. Be careful where you plant them, they become very vigorous and will run under the soil and come up all over the place. You can dig these up and give to friends. The fresh fruits are tiny and fairly ho-hum
Happy Valley, SA, Australia
Given it a light pruning and new leaves have appeared now.
Clayton, VIC, Australia
Bought the plants 18 months ago. Very easy to look after. Fruits are very sweet and refreshing. I was told not to prune during growing season because flowers normally appear at the end of long branches. Low mainternance, highly recomended. Easy to ...
Santo Domingo, National District, DO
I introduced Goji here in the D.R., I have had mixed results with them. the seeds sprout right within days, but are slow growers, and easily damp off, to much sun and they dry up, to much shade and they become stringy, I found that a couple hours of ...
Nabiac, NSW, Australia
A combination of factors led to the demise of the poor old goji berries...think it was a little bit too wet, then they got out competed by weeds because we didn't have a chance to mulch well...and then the sheep finished them off! Will try again though...
Ust brought my first Goji heard about them from my brother in England. I'm training it on a trellis and expecting to have my first crop in two years or so I am told.
Plettenberg Bay, RSA
I have found that it is very easy to propagate from seed in a pot and supporting the vines on a pole, encourages growth +/- 10 cm per week!! cannot wait for my first harvest
I have only tried the dried fruit and its great, very expensive to buy so I have planted 2 trees, looking forward to eating my own berries
They do like to be prunned, they will branch quickly. I had six fruits the first year! They might look dead in winter, but grow back in spring. The fruit is sweet, no acid flavour, so pretty dull. Best to mix with cereal or other fruit.
I have been told that in over 5000 years there has not been a more powerful food found on the planet than the goji berry. We have used the berries in many ways, but particularly love them in smoothies with raw cacao, almond meal, banana & honey :)