Goji, Red (Lycium barbarum), packet of 50 seeds, organic

(4 customer reviews)

$4.95

Family: Nightshade (Solanacea)

Hardy to Zone 5 to 10

(Lycium chinensis, Chinese Matrimony Vine, Box Thorn, Go-Qi-Zi, GO-CHI)  Deciduous woody shrub to 9 feet tall.  Native to Northern China.  Goji berries are used fresh, juiced or (more commonly) dried and used like raisins.  Traditional usage (TCM): Yin tonic.    Plant prefers full sun and fast-drying soils.  High desert conditions are quite conducive, or regular garden conditions on the dry side.  Goji plants are drought-tolerant.  Sow the seeds just beneath the surface, tamp in, and keep in strong light.  Water well to start, but back off on watering after germination, which occurs in 1 to 2 weeks.  Pot up seedlings and plant out to the landscape only after they are well-established. 4 to 5 years maturity, 15 year or more lifespan.   Space 3 feet apart.

50 seeds per packet, certified organically grown

 

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  1. Question

    Stallard Road

    What is the difference between this and the black berry variety? Is the latin name different? THANKS

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      hi, this one is much nicer and it is true that i’ve grown both. the black is a different species in the same genus (ruthenicum) richo

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    • Willow Whyte Lynch

      So how tall does it grow in maturity? What’s its average lifespan? How long/old before we could harvest berries? Thank you for your time and generosity.

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      hi willow! these grow to 9 feet, take 4 to 5 years to maturity and live for 15 years or longer. r

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    Kim

    Do these plants need a pollinator? I live in the mountain west and hope they would be a good fit for my herbal plant garden.

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      Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      These do not need another plant for pollination, they are self-fertile. r

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    • Frank Gagne

      If unpruned/trimmed, will this grow to be a shrub or vine? Will the trunk support it, or will it need a trellis?

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      Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hi Frank,
      I know they call it “matrimony vine” but really it is a self-supportive woody shrub. I think the “vine” adage comes from the long stems that dangle down from the crown. It weeps. Come to think of it, many weep at the ceremony of matrimony, either out of excessive joy, excessive trepidation, or both. Richo

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    Julia (verified owner)

    How would you suggest pruning goji?

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hi Julia,
      Goji does tend to make a mess of branches and I think it can benefit from pruning. They work well in espalier. Winter pruning is advised and the most obvious cuts are low to the ground (you may be able to propagate from these) or any branch that is shaded by a larger branch. Any branch can be cut back some, make the cut just after the best bud.
      Richo

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  4. patrick keiter

    red gojis

    patrick keiter

    north central pennsylvania zone 5
    i dare sway im the only gardener on the block with fresh organic goji berries
    thanks Richo and family

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    • Richo Cech

      Admin Richo Cech

      Hi Patrick,
      Good work!
      Richo

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  5. Question

    Central Cali

    What variety of goji is this? The broad leaves look very differant than my Phoenix Tears goji.

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    • Richo Cech

      Admin Richo Cech

      Hi there, You can’t grow varietal gojis from seed, only from cuttings. You could call this a standard OP Chinese goji.
      Richo

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    Marie Irene Knoll

    Marie Irene Knoll

    100% germination. What more can you ask for. 🙂

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