PLANT SIZE: 1-year-old, 8 to 12 inches high
RIPENING DATE: Mid July – first frost
SPACING: Plant trees 3 feet apart.
Goji Berry – Phoenix Tears / Wolfe Berry (Lycium barbarum var. Phoenix Tears) Also known as Wolfberry Vine, these sweet and nutritious berries are eaten fresh, juiced or dried like raisins. The berries are a popular medicinal herb. Among the highest in protein and antioxidants, they have more carotene than carrots and contain all the essential amino acids and many minerals. Grow this attractive Chinese native on a trellis to more than 10′ tall or trim it as a bush and keep at 4-6′ tall. Light purple, bell-shaped flowers bloom in May and continue throughout the summer. Produces berries approximately the third year. The plant is drought resistant and likes a half to full day of sun and well-drained soil. It prefers neutral or somewhat alkaline soil.