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Goji Berry

Nutritional Superfood!

Used in traditional Chinese medicine for thousands of years, Goji berries are extremely nutritionally dense and high in antioxidants. Claimed to enhance the immune system, improve eyesight and circulation, and protect the liver, Goji berries are truly a superfood.

Bright orange-red, 1/2- to 1-in. berries have a slightly sweet, mildly tangy flavor. Berries can be eaten fresh, made into juice, wine or herbal tea, or dried and enjoyed as a snack similar to raisins.

The Goji shrub will grow 8-10 ft. in full sun to partial shade, with emerald foliage on graceful, vine-like branches. Star-shaped blooms in shades of white, lilac and purple will appear in early summer, with fruit ripening in July. It will continue to fruit and flower until heavy frost. With no known pest or disease problems and high tolerance to drought, once established, the Goji shrub is an easy plant to grow. Zones 5-9.
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  • Botanical Name: Lycium barbarum
  • Height: 8 - 10 feet
  • Spacing: 8 feet
  • Depth: Plant at the same depth as the nursery pot. Plant in a sheltered location.
  • Spread: 8 - 10 feet
  • Light Required: Full sun 8-10 hours of sun per day.
  • Pollinator: Self pollinating.
  • Yield: Varies
  • Color: White to lilac to purple colored blooms.
  • Foliage: Glossy emerald-green elongated leaves, on graceful vine-like branches.
  • Blooms: Early summer followed by sporadic blooming the rest of the growing season.
  • Fruit: Glossy bright orange-red fruit, oval 1/2 inches long. Harvest fruit when it is 80-90% ripe. Self pollinating. May take plants up to the third year to bear fruit.
  • Zone: 5 - 9
  • Form: Shrub.
  • Flower Form: Small clusters of funnel shaped blooms.
  • Soil Requirements: Will grow in almost any type of soil, except wet soggy soil, tends to fruit best in well-drained soil of moderate quality. Likes an alkaline soil with a pH of 8.2 - 8.6.
  • Growth Rate: Moderate growth rate.
  • 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.
  • Comments: 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 to 1" 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's 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.

Shipping

Most times, orders having items with different shipping schedules are held in full until the entire order is ready to ship based on your grow zone.

Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country using the shipping timeframes outlined below. We continually monitor weather conditions for extreme hot or cold and adjust shipping schedules as needed. Due to hot weather conditions, we are unable to ship most plant items in July and August.

2019 Fall Shipping Schedule
ZONE All Other Fruits
1A-4B 9/23 - 11/1
5A & 5B 9/23 - 11/1
6A & 6B 9/23 - 11/1
7A & 7B 9/23 - 11/1
8A & 8B 9/23 - 11/1
9A-10B 9/23 - 11/1
Last Order Date All Grow Zones: Oct 28, 2019

Additional Shipping Notes:

The type of product you order or the weather in our area to yours may affect the anticipated shipping schedule, shifting earlier or later, depending.

Trees and shrubs are kept in the nursery row until full dormant for optimum stress protection.

In all cases, we choose the fastest, most efficient way to send your orders via the U.S. Postal Service or FedEx. Large orders or large items may be shipped to you in multiple packages.

Sorry, we cannot ship products to Hawaii, Alaska, APO/FPO or outside the contiguous United States. Please provide a street address as some products are unable to be delivered to Post Office boxes.

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