Goji berry ’Chinese wolfberry’ (Lycium chinense)
Chinese wolfberry (goji berry) is a shrub which grows up to 1 m and bears the most valuable fruit in the world. fruit: Sweet, bright orange fruit of the length of approx. 1 cm, medicinal properties, contains a lot of nutrients, vitamins C, B1, B2, E, minerals, beta-carotene, antioxidants, maturation: October. Fruit should not be pulled away from the bush, but gently shaken off cultivation: position in the sun or partial shade, permeable soil, frostproof shrub, drought resistant
Application: decorative and for consumption in a herbal tea, dried fruit, rejuvenates the body and the bodys cells, increases strength, supports the immune system, improves the appearance of the skin, sight, regulates the level of fat, supports the lowering of blood sugar, maintains normal blood pressure, delays the effects of aging due to polysaccharides, prevents hair greying and hair loss, complete source of protein, improves vitality, has a slimming effect, strengthens joints and bones
The Chinese believe that eating goji berries prolongs life!
Goji ’New Big’ (Lycium barbarum ’New Big’)
Also known as Chinese Wolfberry, Vitamin Berry or Big Lifeberry. Is a native to southeastern Europe and Asia.
This variety produces larger and tastier berries than plants raised by seed. The shrub reaches 2.5m height.
In the spring, these plants develop purple and white flowers that are followed by red berries in late summer.
The fructification starts 2-3 years after planting. The fruits should be then shaken off of the shrub.
For maximum fruit potential, grow berries in full sun and moist, well-drained soils.
Can be grown as part of a shrub collection, or due to its spreading nature, as part of a hedge or screen.