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