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Big Lifeberry® Goji

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Item #131540. Ships in a 1 Quart Pot.

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Description

Extra-large berries make remarkable culinary delights! Enjoy these super-sweet, high-antioxidant fruits fresh, juiced, or dried. Drought-tolerant. Pest- and disease-resistant. Easy to grow and requires minimal pruning. Royal-purple flowers bloom against heather-green foliage in the spring. Long canes may require staking to keep fruit off the ground. Ripens in early summer, and continues to bear until first hard frost. Self-pollinating.

Characteristics

Bloom Color Purple
Fruit Color Red
Fruit Size Large - Extra Large
Pollination Self-pollinating
Ripens/Harvest Early Summer
Shade/Sun Partial Shade - Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained
Soil pH Level 7.0 - 8.0
Taste Sweet, Juicy
Texture Firm, Juicy
Years to Bear 2 - 3
Zone Range 5 - 9

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 5 - 9
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The USDA hardiness zones offer a guide to varieties that will grow well in certain climates. Each zone corresponds to the minimum winter temperatures experienced in a given area. Make sure that your hardiness zone lies within the zone compatability range of this variety before ordering.

Size & Spacing

Mature Size

When your plant matures, it will be approximately 6' tall x 3' wide.

Recommended Spacing

We recommend spacing these plants 7' apart to ensure room for growth.

Recommended Pollinators

This variety is self pollinating.

In many cases, you may still want to plant pollinating partners to increase the size of your crops, but with self-pollinating varieties doing so is optional. You'll get fruit with only one plant!

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Tools & Supplies

Having the proper tools and supplies when growing your own can make the difference between a good harvest and a great harvest! Here's a list that our experts recommend for this variety.

Planting & Care

Learn all about how to grow goji berry plants in The Growing Guide. An entire section of our website dedicated to your growing success.

Shipping Information

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Why did you choose this?
Stark Bro's Store
I just ordered the fruits today, it says easy to grow and it is self pollinating. I grew one Goji tree when I was in California... it was doing great but I did not see any fruits. I hope it grows well here in MS.
fely mae l on Sep 23, 2016
I wanted a fruit that I can train on my grape trellis.
Richard B on May 23, 2016
I just ordered the fruits today, it says easy to grow and it is self pollinating. I grew one Goji tree when I was in California... it was doing great but I did not see any fruits. I hope it grows well here in MS.
fely mae l on Sep 23, 2016
I'm planting them for all my animal friends. I'm sure they will share!?
Ellayn C on May 27, 2016
I wanted a fruit that I can train on my grape trellis.
Richard B on May 23, 2016
have had these in past, very delicious and great for you.
timothy h on Apr 22, 2016
Healthful, larger berry
claudia g on Apr 9, 2016
I ordered last year the smaller variety plants that come in a two plant special. They both produced fruit up until a hard frost. I wanted to try the larger variety this time.
Frank W on Mar 22, 2016
I'm planting them for all my animal friends. I'm sure they will share!?
Ellayn C on May 27, 2016
have had these in past, very delicious and great for you.
timothy h on Apr 22, 2016
Are the Goji plants from seed or cuttings?
Bert Winkler W on Mar 9, 2016
BEST ANSWER: These are grown from cuttings to ensure the characteristics of a true-to-name variety.
My goji berry plant is dying.Leaves are turning yellow and falling off.What can i do to save my plant?
vince on May 6, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I too bought a Goji last fall. It stayed nice and green all winter, and this Spring started putting out a lot of new healthy growth. It is now dying. My best guess is that we have had a lot of rain here in central Arkansas, and I think the drainage is not good enough. If I buy another one, I'll put it in a raised area with better drainage. Appears to me that they need good drainage.
Can you plant goji berries alongside blueberries?
Ashley G on May 12, 2016
BEST ANSWER: It depends how far away they are because blueberries like more acid soil and goji berry like alkaline soil so I would not plant them side by side
The leaves are turning grayish and the plant appears to be in distress. What can we do?
Mammy on Apr 13, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I would try a couple teaspoons of Azomite powder in a quart of water, poured over the base
of the plant. This worked wonders for our Goji plants. They exploded in growth and have been very healthy. You can get Azomite powder on Amazon-it is trace minerals. Hope that helps!

Customer Reviews

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Hardy plant!
Got my order ASAP in beautiful full condition. It transplanted well and did great its first summer but took a couple of hits first from the lawnmowing service and then again from what I surmise was a deer attack over the winter. However it is thriving this year. Great plant!
May 19, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
1St year berries
This plant arrived on time was in great shape and bore fruit it's first fall. Only complaint I have is these berries are far from sweet they taste more like tomatoes. Not at all sweet as they depict in the description
May 19, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
Gojis - not the flavor expected
Our goji berry bushes produced in their first year, but the flavor was actually not at all what we expected (having tasted dried goji berries in the past). It may have something to do with the soil or the fertilizer, but I'm inclined to think that fresh goji berries are simply not all that good. I recommend Aronia (Chokeberry) or Juneberries instead - both are more flavorful.
May 20, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
First bad experience with Stark
I bought these because they were advertised as "super sweet". Well the plant grew well and bore fruit the year after planting, and the fruit is..... disgusting. Tastes like unripe tomatoes, with a very bitter aftertaste. I still love Stark Bros, they're the best nursery I've ever encountered, and I'll always be their customer, but just know these Goji berries are horrible.
September 29, 2016
Ready in second year
I planted the Goji berries last year and they only produced one berry. But so far this year the bush has grown significantly and I expect a good harvest. And besides giving it a little fertilizer I have done very little to it.
May 20, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
Happy Goji berries
All three plants set well in our Sacramento winter. Have them on two trellises.
May 20, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
Blooming
It is blooming. Seems to be okay. Has purple blooms
June 11, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
Explosive growth and fruit in the 2nd year
Bought a "Big Lifeberry" and also a "Sweet Lifeberry" for my Zone 5b Chicago yard. I set up a 6 foot trellis when the BL started taking off. It soon proved insufficient - this thing has gone crazy with the longest vines being 14 feet in length. It is fruiting like mad. Meanwhile, the SL remains compact, with vines up to 3 feet long. These plants thrive on neglect and I've read actually respond negatively to fertilizing.

Pruning the tips of the vines seems to encourage side growth and more fruiting. It's nice to still have something producing fruit in late October here with temps in the 50s. However, the fruit is absolutely NOT sweet in any respect. Tastes like a slightly bitter tomato - kind of metallic, like putting your tongue on an almost dead 9-volt battery. So no fresh eating, but they hide well in savory dishes and soups. Haven't tried drying them, maybe that would alter their flavor.

The "Sweet Lifeberry" should be renamed "Slightly Less Bitter and Somewhat Smaller Lifeberry."
October 27, 2016
Not for North Florida
Mine did well until it got hot for months and they burned up, even with regular watering. The deer really liked them and I had to cage them when it was cool.
November 20, 2016
Goji plant
I ordered 1 Goji berry plant last year. My dislikes were that the plant was fairly expensive and very small in size. However, the plant is doing very well this year. It seems hearty and strong. It is not yet bearing fruit but seems to be filling out nicely. Overall it's a nice plant and I am very excited to see what the berries will be like.
May 23, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
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