Thursday, September 10, 2015

Harvest your own Goji Berry

Goji Berry
Why pay the high cost in food stores, when you can harvest your own! Goji berries have one of the highest antioxidant values of any whole foods and can be eaten fresh, dried, or frozen. Delicious taste is like a blend of raspberry, cranberry and strawberry. Leaves can be eaten as a vegetable or used to make teas. Purple and white flowers start in May followed by berries in early fall. This vine grows over 10' tall, but should be cut back to 5' in fall for better fruit production the following year. Self-fertile and drought resistant, but avoid acidic soil. pH should be 6.8 or higher and DO NOT ADD NITROGEN to the soil. Plant in full to partial sun. Also known as Wolfberry or Matrimony Vine.

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