Red Goji Berry (Lycium barbarum)
Red Goji Berry (Lycium barbarum)
Red Goji Berry (Lycium barbarum)
Red Goji Berry (Lycium barbarum)

Red Goji Berry (Lycium barbarum)

Regular price $15.95
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The Red Goji Berry, once unobtainable in the United States, is a plant that bears highly nutritious fruit. This vitamin-rich, immune-boosting superfruit is full of antioxidants. It’s what high-profile celebrities might have a guy on speed dial for. In reality, although the harvested fruit can be hard to find, Lycium barbarum is actually commonly found growing throughout the United States, where it has been naturalized from its original habitats in Southeast Europe and Southwest Asia. 

As a member of the Solanacea (nightshade) family, its cultivation needs are nearly identical to eggplants, tomatoes, and the like. Once the plant blooms in the late spring to early summer, it will bear branches of coveted ruby-red fruits, which will ripen by mid-summer. Harvest the berries at the peak point of maturation, because they may quickly spoil if left unattended to bruise and rot. Eat goji berries fresh, or dry them like raisins and enjoy them in cereals, yogurt, trail mix, tea, and more.

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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.


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