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Goji, Red (Lycium barbarum), potted plant, organic

$20.00

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.  4 to 5 years maturity, 15 year or more lifespan.  Space plants 3 feet or more apart.

Potted plant, certified organically grown

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  1. Question

    evan wertz

    Is this potted plant the same variety of dried berries you buy in the stores?

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hi Evan, Yes, although some of those may be Lycium chinense. There isn’t much practical difference between them. I really recommend our goji plants and am excited to field grow them myself this year.
      Richo

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    • Aurora

      Hey Richo, how many years old is the potted plant? I hear it takes a few years from seed to fruit

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hello Aurora, they are in their first year. Richo

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    • BOBBY

      Richo, Are they from seed or clone? Been told older tree that you clone will fruit sooner than seed? Is a 1 yr old in a gallon container? Thanks, Keep up the good work!-

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hi Bobby,
      Right, that is probably true. These are from seed and now a year old. They won’t fruit until next year earliest. We have field specimens that are 4 feet tall and pencil-thick–same stock. Still, I’m not really convinced about goji from cuttings–it is a drought-tolerant plant that relies on a taproot, and seeds make a better taproot than do cuttings. . . r

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    Victoria

    Is this plant invasive?

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      no

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    • Katrina Schultz

      Thank you for your wonderful plants. Is there any chance you would sell bare roots in the fall? Thank you

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      hi katrina, you’re welcome. we can try to list bare-root gojis at some future date–right now the majority of what I have is 2 inches tall. they actually are pretty slow-growing. richo

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    • Michelle

      Hello Richo. I just received my plant today. Would you advise planting the Gou Qi Zi plant outside at this time? I live in zone 5. Also do you know if this is a deer resistant plant? Thank you.

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      hi michelle, z 5 is pretty cold, i suggest transplanting to a gallon pot as an intermediary to planting outdoors. richo

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