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GOJI BERRY

Goji berry Compliments of loving earthBotanical Name: Lycium barbarum var. goji
Description

The Goji Berry is native to the Himalayas and inner Mongolia where it has been used for thousands of years as food and for its health benefiting properties. The fruit are very high in antioxidants and vitamin C. They have a sweet and juicy taste comparable to cranberries or plums. The Goji Berry is a sprawling shrubby vine that lives for 5-8 years. The fruits are small and shiny red with oval berries about 1cm long with lots of small edible seeds in the center. Plants prefer a sheltered sunny spot with good drainage and a trellis wall or structure to climb up and scramble over. Plants respond well to pruning after fruiting which can help keep its sprawling habit under control

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Plant Information or Specifications

Preferred Climate

Warm Temperate, Cool Temperate
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Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions)

1-2m

Plants required to Pollinate

1 (Self Pollinating)
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Can it Handle Frosts?

Yes

Amount of leaves in Winter?

No Leaves (Deciduous)

Suitability in Pots

Yes

Water Requirements

Moderate Watering

Fruiting/Harvest Months

February, March, April, May

 

Customer Comments on Goji Berry

Tree Information on growing, planting, pruning, maintenance, ripening, taste, pick or bonsai tips. But mainly how to grow a Goji Berry Share Your Advice or ask questions on our Forum

Goji Berry

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 :) | L M - Illinbah, QLD 07-Mar-2007

Goji Berry

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. | Dorota - Brighton, QLD 19-Sep-2007

Goji Berry

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 | David O'bryan - Mansfield, QLD 18-Oct-2008

Goji Berry

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 | Adam Botha - Plettenberg Bay, RSA 28-Oct-2008

Goji Berry

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. | William Gewargis - Sydney, NSW 12-Jul-2009

Goji Berry

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 | Cynthia - Lake Macquarie, NSW 30-Jun-2010

Goji Berry

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 | Romy - Mount-druitt, NSW 18-Jan-2012

Goji Berry

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 | Edward - NewCastle, NSW 21-Jan-2014

Goji Berry

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. | Gail - Mount Pleasant, SA 28-Jun-2014

Goji Berry

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. | Kevin Humphreys - Wallsend, NSW 08-Jul-2015
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Goji Berry 9/10

JUJUBEFORSALEINMELBOURNE1's Edible Fruits
Update: 2515 days 1hrs

Comments: -

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 multiply by cuttings.

Fruits have lots of vitamin A, are very good for your health

Has started to have flowers and some fruits but very limited

Fruiting Months February and December

Planted: 2009

Height 1.2 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 2

Fruit Harvest: 50 Fruit Per Year

First Fruited: 18 Months from Purchase in Pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: No

When I Fertilise: Spring

Pest Control:

Netting

Organic Status:Organic


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Goji Berry (Seedling)

Cam's Edible Fruits
Update: 1999 days 16hrs

Comments: -

Like dried Chinese dates, dried goji berry is another herb we use often in cooking nourishing soups. Consuming these berries is said to help improve eye sight.


The plant looked rather weak and straggly, and went dormant in Winter which got me a little worry. But as soon as Spring arrived the tree grew new leaves and doubled the height. I want to train the tree to a single trunk so I cut all the side shoots.


Planted in a bigger pot in April 2010.

Planted: 2010

Height 50 Centimetres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination


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JohnMc1's Edible Fruits
Update: 2971 days 20hrs

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One of these plants bore two fruits in it's first year from seed. I have approx 10 in the ground. The rabbits love them. I also have several in my NFT Hydroponics setup. It was the latter that fruited in the first year from seed.

Planted: 2008

Height 1.2 metres

Qty: 10

First Fruited: 1 Years from Seed

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Goji Berry (Seedling) 5/10

Tropicdude's Edible Fruits
Update: 2973 days 1hrs

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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 fdirect iltered sunlight is ok.  I had about 40 plants originally and they were doing ok until the summer peak heat got to them. now I only have about 6 left. some that I gave away before the summer heat, are doing very well, in slightly cooler regions. I guess with the experience i have gained, I could do better next time. i high summer, I should keep them out of direct sunlight, and keep them watered,

also, they do not like wind, the leaves fall off very easily, even if you touch them.  they grow almost like a vine, but if you cut them back they sprout up thicker shoots, they really are a weird plant. my recommendation is to, keep them in filtered sunlight for about 2-3 years then increase the sunlight until they take medium/full sun. they do seem to enjoy some fertilzation.

Planted: 2008

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 6

Sun/Shade: Full Shade

Pollination: Self Pollination

Pest Control:

Have not had any problem with bugs eating these, but birds seem to like the taste of the leaves, or they like the twiggy looks of them to make nests.

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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KathK's Edible Fruits
Update: 156 days 19hrs

Comments: - Loses it's leaves over winter-then reshoots in spring-has small but tasty fruit

Planted: 2009

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Kathy2's Edible Fruits
Update: 2224 days 1hrs

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Very fragile branches - snap easily. Leaves can be knocked off easily too. Needs a trellis. They are a bit of a straggly thing but I do like the dried berries so I am willing to tolerate it.


Deciduous but looks really really really sad when it's losing its leaves. Looks like it's sick but it's not!


Spring 2011: still straggly but I am hoping for fruit this year.


Planted: 2008

Height 1 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pollination: No


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Goji Berry (Seedling) 7/10

Murray's Edible Fruits
Update: 2858 days 14hrs

Comments: - planted 2 years ago flowering now

Planted: 2008

Height 2.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pruned By: 50% in Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: cow manure dynamic lifter

When I Fertilise: Spring

Pest Control: none

Organic Status:Organic

Question: do i need another goji tree to help fruit proction?


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Comments

JUJUBEFORSALEINMELBOURNE1 says... [2854 days 9hrs ago]
Mine is flowering too. No, you only need one, you can multiply by cuttings and I was told not to prune because flowers appear at the end of a long branch. Good luck.
murray says... [2498 days 21hrs ago]
got any jujube seedlings for sale?
JUJUBEFORSALEINMELBOURNE1 says... [2491 days 8hrs ago]
Hi Murray, I will have some bare rooted jujube trees in June 2011 if you are interested. Please contact me via email jujubeforsale@yahoo.com.au Thanks
Edward3 says... [2424 days 1hrs ago]
I agree with the earlier comment. I didn't prune the bush and this year had plenty of berries. But I am not sure if I like them very much - they leave a slightly bitter aftertaste from the skin.

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Goji Berry

Eiles's Edible Fruits
Update: 1977 days 1hrs

Comments: -

Yummy berriers. Very prolific bearer, specially receptive to organic liquid fertilizer and lotsof water.

Height 1.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

First Fruited: 0.5 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun


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Goji Berry (Cutting)

HomegrownHeddibles1's Edible Fruits
Update: 2994 days 22hrs

Comments: -

Acquired in early Autumn 2009, it didn't have time to do much before hitting dormancy in Winter.

New shoots began appearing at the very end of August and these have grown a little in the fortnight since.  Once the days are warmer and the moon is waxing again, I'll plant it out into the orchard bed.


Planted: 2009

Height 25 Centimetres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pruned By: 5% in

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Chook manure, compost, blood

When I Fertilise: Spring

Pest Control:

No pests affecting it, touchwood!

Organic Status:Organic


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Goji Berry 5/10

Emma1's Edible Fruits
Update: 2640 days 16hrs

Comments: -

Good source of antioxidants. No fruit yet and bush/vine is growing very sparcely.

Height 70 Centimetres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 3

Sun/Shade: Low Sun

Pollination: No


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Comments

Emma1 says... [2117 days 2hrs ago]
I killed this one, or the possum got it...

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Goji Berry (Seedling)

Casper's Edible Fruits
Update: 1622 days 17hrs

Comments: - Fruited reasonably well last summer - but unfortunately, i didn't get any of the fruits - the birds had a feast though

Fruiting Months January, February, March, December

Height 250 Centimetres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 2

First Fruited: 8 Months from Purchase in Pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Organic Status:Organic


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Amanda19's Edible Fruits
Update: 2679 days 18hrs

Comments: -

Got rid of it. Worried about weed potential here (plus it's as ugly as a weed)

Pollination: Self Pollination


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says... [2958 days 18hrs ago]

amanda19 says... [2679 days 15hrs ago]
yea - "says"...I can't be bothered with this plant either...

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Goji Berry 1/10

CountryRoadsFarmstay1's Edible Fruits
Update: 3023 days 23hrs

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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!


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Goji Berry

SimplersJoy1's Edible Fruits
Update: 2868 days 4hrs

Comments: -

Lycium barbarum

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 5


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Goji Berry 5/10

Han's Edible Fruits
Update: 2623 days 4hrs

Comments: -

Given it a light pruning and new leaves have appeared now.

Planted: 2010

Height 60 Centimetres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Pollination: No

Pest Control:

none


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DavidB's Edible Fruits
Update: 1050 days 4hrs

Comments: -

in pot and fruits lightly

Planted: 2010

Qty: 2

Pollination: Self Pollination


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DavidB says... [2721 days 21hrs ago]
This is a new plant purchased this year and is still in the pot. Healthy.

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Goji Berry 7/10

Whitespace's Edible Fruits
Update: 2652 days 2hrs

Comments: -

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.

Planted: 2008

Height 1 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 2

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: None

When I Fertilise: Never


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Goji Berry 10/10

Estar's Edible Fruits
Update: 1703 days 1hrs

Comments: - Powerful antioxident, powerful anti aging and way way to expensive from the shops.

Pollination: No


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Goji Berry (Seedling) 8/10

Fiona11's Edible Fruits
Update: 122 days 23hrs

Comments: -

Was sold as a type of Goji barry however have since found out it may be a distant cousin.  It hails from Mexico and places like that.  It is sometimes called Pale Wolfberry

Listed as wolfberry - Lycium Pallidum.  This is really drought tolerant!! and will grow between 1 to 3 metres in a thorny thicket.

It thrives on neglect and can get a bit crazy!  It has long sharp thorns on it and creates a haven for lizards to hide under.  Beautiful little mauve flowers followed by bright red berries that are sweet and tart. 

Planted March 2015

Fruiting Months January and February

Planted: 2015

Height 1.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 2

Fruit Harvest: 100 Fruit Per Year

First Fruited: 6 Months from Purchase in Pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Summer

Pest Control: Havent seen anything attack it yet.

Organic Status:Organic


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