Tibetan Scarlet Goji Berry Seeds (Lycium chinense) aka (Scarlet Wolfberry) Heirloom - Non GMO - Open Pollinated - Organic - B25

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Tibetan Goji Berry Seeds (Lycium chinense) aka wolfberries
Heirloom - Non-GMO - Open Pollinated - Organic

(Scarlet Wolfberry) Chinese native perennial shrub with slender stems growing up to 6.5-13 feet high if not pruned. From June to September, the shrub is decorated with pale violet, fragrant flowers. The fruit will then appear till the first frost and is rich in vitamins, trace elements, antioxidants, amino acids, and essential fatty acids.

This superfruit traditionally has been used to help improve eyesight, inhibit the synthesis of cholesterol, regulate the digestive system, reduce inflammation, and is said to slow the aging process. Naturally drought tolerant, highly disease and insect resistant, and tolerates temps down to -18 F. The tender fruit appears in two years, and a mature plant can produce almost 7 lbs of berries under good conditions by the third year.

Add the fruit to the tonic, soups, rice, or herbal tea. The tender shoots and leaves are used as a leaf vegetable and are cooked for 15 minutes in soup. May interfere with blood thinners and other medications metabolized by the liver.

Long-Lived Shrub and Prolific Producer of Deliciously Nutritious Goji Berries Grows best in Zones 5 - 9 Grows in Most Soils with Good Drainage Drought Tolerant Once Established - Fruits in the Second Year from Seed Can be Eaten Fresh or Dried Mixed in Salads and Deserts or Great as a Healthy Snack Seeds are for the current and following growing seasons.

6-12 hrs of Sun Sprouts in 14-21 Days Ideal Temperature: 70-85 F Seed Depth: 1/4" Plant Spacing: 36" Frost Hardy: Yes Lycium barbarum

Soak seeds in warm (70-85 F) water for 24 hours before planting. Add sand to potting mix. Goji prefers an alkaline soil and perfers to stay fairly dry, but tolerates most soils.

What is a goji berry? Goji berries, also known as wolfberries or lycium barbarum, are hardy plants that are drought tolerant and grow in zones 3-10 . A brightly colored orange/red fruit with a slightly sour flavor, they are considered a superfood because they are believed to boost the immune system and brain activity, protect against heart disease and cancer, and improve life expectancy.

Long-prized for their health benefits, goji berries are loaded with antioxidants and have high concentrations of vitamin B, C, and amino acids. They are often made into juice, herbal teas or eaten fresh as a snack in trail mix. Dried goji berries are popular snacks.

These plants are easy to grow in your own backyard. They will fruit and flower throughout the summer until the first frost. If left unpruned, they can grow as tall as 10-13 feet with a spread of about 4 feet.

How long does it take goji berry trees to bear fruit? You will get limited fruit in the first year, but the second year on you’ll get a full crop.