Goji Berry - Vine

Lycium chinense

Goji Vine Fruiting brigh elongated orange to red berries

This variety of Goji berry is similar to Lycium barbarum the shrub, but it's growth habit is more vine-like. The Goji Berry is native to the Himalayas and inner Mongolia where it has been used for thousands of years and is held in high regard. They have a juicy taste comparable to cranberries or tangy plums. The fruit of L. chinense is as tasty as that of L. barbarum however the skin has a stronger flavour. The Goji Berry vine 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.
Other Names: Chinese Boxthorn

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Specifications of Goji Berry - Vine

Preferred Climate Warm Temperate, Cool TemperateLearn About Climate Zones

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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Extra Information

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. I is also said to benefit the liver, kidneys and eye function

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