LYCIUM barbarum GOJIBERRY 3L
One of nature’s best kept secrets! Originating in the Himalayan highlands, it is thought to be one of the most powerful nutritional and anti-ageing foods. The attractive red berries have a mild, sweet liquorice flavour and contain more vitamin C than an orange! They can be eaten fresh or dried on their own, or put in with muesli. The fruit is also rich in anti-oxidants and trace elements. Hardy and drought tolerant, Gojiberries are extremely easy to grow and highly prolific. The berries are best harvested by gently shaking the branches to avoid damaging the fruit by hand picking. Eventual height: 3½m (11½ft). Eventual spread: 2m (6½ft). Cropping season: late summer through to first frosts. Self fertile.
This plant is supplied in a 3L pot.
Plant straight away and if watered well, they will grow leaves within two or three weeks. Dig a hole around 50cm deep and wide and place the plant in it. Firm the soil around the plant and water well. Leave about 1m between the plants.
Pruning is best undertaken in the early spring just as the plant breaks into growth. We would recommend pruning is kept to a minimum in order to maximise fruit yield – though Goji’s will recover well from hard pruning. Mulch yearly with well rotted compost or manure to retain moisture and suppress weeds. Water in dry periods. Apply a Growmore type fertiliser in the spring.