Goji Berry Lycium barbarum

Goji Berry Lycium barbarum

Description

Known as the anti-aging fruit, goji berries are a darling of the superfood world. Packed with powerful antioxidants, they’ve been reported to offer benefits for the skin, immune system, and more.
Fruits become especially sweet when dried. Goji berries are easy to grow in full sun, although some staking is recommended for maximum access to the nutrient-rich fruit. A pollinator is not needed.
Does best in well-drained neutral to slightly alkaline soils. At planting time, sink a 1″x1″ wood stake near the plant and bundle the canes around it. Let the tips of the stems cascade down, like a fountain. Each spring, move the tied point up further along the stake so around one-quarter of the growth is above the tie. Then cut the branch tips back by 4-6″. This encourages lateral branching, which is where most of the flowering and fruiting takes place.
Full sun. Hardy from Zones 5a to 8b.
Photo and partial text courtesy of Proven Winners.

Product Description

Known as the anti-aging fruit, goji berries are a darling of the superfood world. Packed with powerful antioxidants, they’ve been reported to offer benefits for the skin, immune system, and more.
Fruits become especially sweet when dried. Goji berries are easy to grow in full sun, although some staking is recommended for maximum access to the nutrient-rich fruit. A pollinator is not needed.
Does best in well-drained neutral to slightly alkaline soils. At planting time, sink a 1″x1″ wood stake near the plant and bundle the canes around it. Let the tips of the stems cascade down, like a fountain. Each spring, move the tied point up further along the stake so around one-quarter of the growth is above the tie. Then cut the branch tips back by 4-6″. This encourages lateral branching, which is where most of the flowering and fruiting takes place.
Full sun. Hardy from Zones 5a to 8b.
Photo and partial text courtesy of Proven Winners.