Snack on fresh Goji berries, or enjoy dried, or mixed into pastries, smoothies and dipping sauces.
From the cool mountains of Asia, this deciduous shrub is fast becoming a top notch plant for the edible landscape. Raisin-sized berries are super rich in antioxidants. Purple summer blossoms turn into bright orange-red berries in the fall. Lush plants quickly grow into hedges. Widely adapted and easy to grow.
Goji Beery is hardy to USDA zone 5 and heat tolerant to AHS( American Horticultural Society) zone 9. It grows best in full sun, but will tolerate moderate shade.
Once the plants are established they will tolerate some draught. For best fruit quality water regularly.
We recommend staking the plants. The natural habit of Goji is sprawling and creeping on the ground. Staking will save space and make harvesting easier. Select the strongest 3-4 vertical canes and bundle them around sturdy a stake (1”x1” hard wood).
The Goji plants do not require pruning to grow well.
Goji berries begin to ripen in early summer. They should be picked when they are perfect red and taste sweet. They come off easily.
If fertilizing is needed for higher yields, we recommend Espoma Tree Tone, applied in early spring, just as new growth begins.