How to Grow Goji Berry Plants
Plant Type: Short-life Perennial Fruiting Shrub. Evergreen or Deciduous.
Harvest Season: Summer-Fall
Mature Size: 3-6 ft
Soil & Moisture: Rich, moist, well-draining soil. Mature plants have good drought tolerance but irrigation may increase yields.
Exposure: Full Sun, Part Shade
Zone Hardiness: 3-10. Adaptable to mediterranean, subtropical, tropical, temperate climates.
256 or Bust
Li Ching-Yuen was a Chinese herbalist who sold goji berries, among other natural medicines. At the time of his death in 1933, his birth records showed that he was born in 1677, which would make him 256 years old. He even received birthday wishes from the Chinese government on his 150th and 200th birthdays. Skeptics believe Li Ching-Yuen might have assumed the identity of an older ancestor with the same name.