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CLEARANCE!! Goji Berry

Scientific Name: Lycium barbarum
Best Planted In Zone: 5-9
 

$16.95

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Goji berries are often referred to as the Superfruit and are known for their high levels of vitamins and minerals. They are high in antioxidants. Goji berries grow in alkaline (ph 7- 8.5), well-drained soil. Plants are fast growing with slender silver-blue leaves. The second year after planting, the plants will produce small purple flowers which turn into 1/2" to 1" brilliant red, little oblong fruit which ripens in the summer and continues coming until the first frost. The Goji berry tastes like a cross between a cranberry and cherry and has a great flavor. When the fruit is dried it resembles a raisin. Goji berry plants grow as long, rambling canes which naturally want to run along the ground, so staking or a trellis will save space and protect your fruit. At maturity, they can reach a height and width between 6-10 feet. As these plants mature, they may develop thorns that can be pruned off if desired. They are deciduous, self-pollinating, and require 600 chill hours. USDA ZONES: Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9.
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Goji berries grow in alkaline (ph 7- 8.5), well-drained soil. They need at least 6 to 8 hours of sunlight. Dig a hole about three times as wide as the root ball. Place the potted plant in the hole to make sure the hole is large enough. Make sure the top of the root ball is even with surrounding soil. Then remove the pot and place the plant back into the hole. Fill in around the roots with the soil, using your foot to firm it. Spread mulch 2 inches deep over the top. Make sure to water thoroughly using a hose not a sprinkler. Goji berry plants grow as long, rambling canes which naturally want to run along the ground, so staking or a trellis will save space and protect your fruit.
Goji berry plants grow as long, rambling canes which naturally want to run along the ground, so staking or a trellis will save space and protect your fruit. As these plants mature, they may develop thorns that can be pruned off if desired. With routine pruning you can keep the plant in more of a bush form. Fertilize in the spring. Feed the bushes with a fertilizer for woody spring-flowering plants or use rose fertilizer. Remove dead or crossed branches in mid-spring. A heavy pruning can be done after fruiting to rejuvenate plants.