Extra-sweet and extra-nutritious! Usually found in pricey health-food stores, antioxidant-jammed Goji berries tolerate an array of growing conditions. The plants produce a valuable harvest you can freeze, dry or juice, in addition to enjoying the just-picked berries. Use fresh goji berries on cereal or go wild and substitute them for half of the tomatoes in your favorite salsa recipe. Anywhere you can use a blueberry or cranberry, you can use goji!
Goji berry plants, also called wolfberry plants, grow as long, rambling canes. Goji naturally wants to run along the ground, so staking or a trellis will save space and protect your fruit. As these plants mature, they may develop thorns that can be pruned off if desired. In early summer, fruit will begin to ripen into brilliant little oblong fruits that will continue coming until a heavy frost. They are deciduous, self-pollinating and thrive in almost any location.