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wolfberry seeds

Compact long-lived bushes bear plump, juicy, sweet red fruits bursting with vitamins and minerals, which are produced all summer long, right up to the first frosts. These easy-to-grow, drought-tolerant tomato relatives will grow in any soil, are hardy down to -15c, and can produce 1-2kg of fruit when only 2 years old! These have now been acknowledged as one of the main so-called 'superfruits', a marketing term referring to a fruit which combines exceptional nutrient richness and antioxidant with a pleasant taste. Also known as Wolf Berry, they have actually been established in England for centuries despite the recent upsurge in popularity.

Sow seeds at any time and cover with 5mm of compost or grit. Place on a warm window sill or in a propagator in a bright place. Germination can be very slow indeed as these are perennial plants and not annuals, so please be very patient. Pot on into 3 inch pots. Plant out in spring into a sheltered position.

Sowing Advice

Wolfberry seeds

Goji Berry (Lycium Barbarum) – Goji Berry plants, also called Wolfberry, are drought tolerant and prefer well-draining soil. They do best in USDA zones 5 – 9, tolerating temps down to -10 F and will flourish well in the dry west or humid east. If you’re outside of zones 5 – 9, you can still grow these very popular berries by planting them in containers and bring them inside when the temperatures drop. Goji berry plants will grow in sun or partial shade, but your harvest will be greater with more sun. When planting outside in your garden, place your Gojis every 4 ft. They grow into viney bushes to the point some gardeners will even plant them on trellises. A mature wolfberry plant will produce almost 7 lbs of berries under good conditions.

Goji Berries are used to treat a broad range of ailments and diseases. The superfood is packed with antioxidants, amino acids, Vitamins C, B and E, essential fatty acids – and are widely used to reduce inflammation. This shrub is easy to grow and will reward you with loads of nutritious berries over a long harvest season. Goji berries are rarely grown commercially in the United States, and their shelf life is short, so fresh berries can seldom be found at local supermarkets or farmers markets. Therefore, growing in your home garden is the best way to enjoy fresh goji berries. Also, dried gojis are not inexpensive, and the overwhelming majority of commercial goji berries come from China, where information about how they’re grown isn’t usually available. It may take 3 years to get fruits when planting from seeds, but it will be worth the wait.

Hailed as one of Natures Superfoods this perennial shrub native to China produces an abundance of little nutritional powerhouse berries. The shrub can get to 2.5m high and across over time. It thrives in any sunny position and likes to be trimmed back every Winter.

Sow seeds 5mm (1/4in) deep. Cover lightly with fine soil, firm gently and keep moist. Seedlings appear in 14-28 days. Thin as necessary and plant out when large enough to handle.

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