Goji Berry Fruit Plant (Lycium barbarum)
Common Name: Wolfberry, Chinese wolfberry, Goji Berry
Botanical Name: Lycium barbarum
Shrub native to China, with a current range across Asia and southeast Europe.
Utilized for over 2,000 years in Asia as a medicinal herb and food supplement.
The flavor profile is tart and sour, reminiscent of cranberries, with an herbal note.
Dried goji berries should be chewy but slightly soft, while fresh berries have a higher water content, diluting the tartness and offering a more tomato-like flavor.
Goji Berry plants are naturally drought-tolerant, thriving in well-draining soil.
Flourishes in zones 5-9, tolerating temperatures down to -10°F, suitable for both dry western and humid eastern regions.
Protects the eyes
Provides immune system support
Protects against cancer
Promotes healthy skin
Stabilizes blood sugar
Improves depression, anxiety, and sleep
Prevents liver damage
Bloom Time/Fruiting: 1 to 2 Years
Maintenance Required: Moderate