Just plant and pick! It’s that easy with the Goji Berry. Not only is the Goji Berry low maintenance, but also packed with nutrients that most find hard to resist!
Goji Berries are also known as wolfberries. This 'Super Fruit' is believed to treat a variety of ailments and diseases. They are packed full of antioxidants, amino acids, essential fatty acids and are commonly used to reduce inflammation.
They are safe to eat right off the bush! Goji Berries here in the United States are not treated with chemicals like those in China.
Features: The Goji Berry plant is by far one of the easiest plants to grow. It is disease resistant, very rarely bothered by insects and animals such as deer and rabbits stay clear of it. Therefore, you do not have to protect your plant with chemicals to keep it safe from harm. Goji are drought tolerant and prefer well draining soil. The Goji plant flourishes in zones 5-9. It is able to endure a variety of climates. Goji plants are able to tolerate extremely cold temperatures (as low as -18 degrees), dry conditions and humidity.
The Goji Berry plant likes both ground and containers. They are able to grow in both sun and partial shade. However, the harvest will be greater with more sun. When it matures the Goji Berry will yield close to 7 lbs of berries a year under the right growing conditions. Bright red, delicious berries appear around the second season. This Goji plant will continue to produce year after year.
The longer you have them on the bush the sweeter they will taste. What’s better than having a healthy snack growing right in your own yard? You can eat them fresh, freeze them, dry them or even juice them! The possibilities with this 'super fruit' are endless.
Goji Berry plants are perfect for small corners or your landscape or even clustered in groups. They could grow up to 10 ft tall. You also have the option of growing them in containers which will keep the Goji plant smaller.
These self-pollinating pants do well by themselves but thrive when planted in multiplies. This will guarantee berries all year long!
|Grows in Zones||5, 6, 7, 8, 9|
|Sunlight||Full Sun, Part Sun, Part Shade|
|Soil Type||Adaptable, Well-drained|
|Mature Height||6-8 Feet|
|Mature Width||6-10 Feet|
|Botanical Name||Lycium barbarum|
How To Care for your new Goji Berry Shrub
When planting your Goji Berry be sure to choose the right location and conditions for your new plant to thrive. Spring and Fall are ideal times to plant. However, if you avoid extreme temperatures you can plant your Goji Berry plant almost any time of the year.
Goji Berries thrive in full sun and are adaptable to a wide range of soil types as long as they are well-drained. Water deeply when planting and 2-3 times weekly for 3 months while your Goji Berry plant is establishing. After establishing, water as needed when the ground is dry. Adding a layer of 2 to 3 inches of mulch is highly recommended. Mulching helps to maintain soil moisture, protects roots, controls weeds, and gives added protection during extreme temperatures. Fertilize with a tomato fertilizer in early spring and when your plant begins to flower for best results. Keep the fertilizer quantity light as Goji Berries are very sensitive to salts. Goji Berries grown in containers will need fertilized more often as nutrients leech out of the pot when you water. We would recommend early spring around when your buds begin to pop, during flowering, and as the fruit begins to ripen. Late winter is a great time for pruning any dead or crowded branches and maintain shape. Summer is a good time to tip canes to encourange lateral branching. This helps to increase fruit yields.
The best way to prevent disease and pests is by providing the appropriate care for your plants. Proper location choice, watering, and fertilization are the keys to your success. Treat mites, leafhoppers, thrips, and aphids naturally with neem oil, spinosad, or insecticidal soap. On occasion fungal issues can arise, mainly in wet years. These can be treated with fungicides, but fungicides are much more effective used as a preventative rather than a treatment. If you have reoccuring fungal issues treat with fungicides in early spring to prevent infections.
Unpack all of your plants right away! Look for the perfect location. Make sure you are planting in the correct light conditions.
Dig a hole twice the width of the root ball. Position your plant in the hole. Make sure the top of the root ball is slightly higher than the original grade of the bed. Also check to make sure it is straight from all sides.
Fill up hole with water before placing new plant in hole in order to saturate the surrounding soil. Once the water is absorbed place your plant in the hole and water thoroughly.
Mix the potting soil and the soil removed from the hole. Start by backfilling soil around the root ball. Carefully pack in the soil to remove any air pockets. Water plant thoroughly again until the soil will not hold any more water. This will ensure that your new plant will be a success.
Fertilize around your plant with the amount recommended on the package. Our special Fertilizer contains all of the nutrients to keep your plants growing and healthy. Repeat every 3 months.
Finish up by mulching around your new plant. Apply 2 - 3 inches of mulch around the plant and plant bed. Mulch will help keep the soil moist and keep weeds out.
Keep watered with a hose every 2-3 days for 2 weeks. This is critical for plant survival. In the third week, begin to water as needed depending on the weather. Always check by placing your finger under the mulch to see if the soil is moist.
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