Goji Berry - ShrubLycium barbarum
Goji berries (Lycium barbarum) are delicious, edible fruits. The berries have a deep red colour and are about the size of a raisin. Goji berries play an important role in traditional, Chinese medicine. The berries are rich in vitamins, minerals and anti-oxidants. Self-pollinating.Show more
Planting and flowering details
Show moreMake sure the roots of the Lycium barbarum are moistened well before planting by placing them in a bucket with lukewarm water. Prepare a large planting hole of 50 x 50 x 50 cm and loosen the soil. Put the root ball of the Lycium barbarum at the right depth in the planting hole. The top of the root ball should be just below the ground level. Fill the planting hole with soil and press firmly. Water immediately after planting. The Goji berry grows well in any sandy garden soil that is well-drained and enjoys a spot in full sun or light shade. The planting distance between the bushes is about 1-1.5 metres.
Show moreLyricum barbarum is a very easy fruit bush to grow. Water the goji berries more often during dry periods. Fertilization is not necessary. The berries ripen in late summer. Pick them with gloves on to prevent the discolouring of the fruits. Harvest the Goji berries only when they are fully ripe. Prune the Goji Berry regularly to keep the bush compact. Use gloves to do this because of the thorns. Every spring, cut off 1/3 of the older branches. Training horizontally along wires is also possible. The branches can become 3 m long.
Show moreLyricum barbarum is a special, yet little known fruit bush that certainly deserves a place in your garden or fruit garden. The violet flowers appear from May. They are followed by bright red elongated berries. Goji berries are originally from China. They are important in traditional Chinese medicine. The berries contain many vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. You can make the berries into jam, juice or syrup. The berries can also be dried. Lycium barbaricum also appears in the wild in Europe, especially along the coast. Also beautiful planted as a free growing hedge.