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Lifeberry® Goji Berry Plant Collection

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Description

Antioxidant-rich fruit. Make room in the garden for goji berry plants — they’re easy to grow and are pest- and disease-resistant. The plants bear delicious fruits all summer and require little pruning. Dry the berries like raisins for a nutritious, high-energy snack. Kids love ‘em! While all goji berries are self-pollinating, the presence of a different variety nearby will give you an abundance of flowers and more berries from each plant.

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.

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Why did you choose this?
Stark Bro's Store
Food sources for family & animals
ann s on May 27, 2020
They are interesting and hardy to zone 5.
Michael E on May 11, 2020
Food sources for family & animals
ann s on May 27, 2020
Good experience with the juice so decided to make our own
Chris C on May 21, 2020
They are interesting and hardy to zone 5.
Michael E on May 11, 2020
Packed with healthy benefits!
Yelena P on May 2, 2020
choose based on taste
Michael O on Apr 29, 2020
I love Goji berries but they are quite expensive to purchase at specialty stores. So, what better way to have them but in my own yard? I???m sure I will love these!
Karen F on Apr 27, 2020
I am intrigued by goji berries and would like to give them a go!
Constance S on Mar 31, 2020
I wanted a colorful shrub that will provide healthy fruit.
Lisa S on Aug 28, 2019
Another interesting fruit to add to my edible landscaping
Michelle B. on Mar 18, 2019
Healthy snack and one that it pretty tolerant so should grow in this climate.
MICHAEL T on Feb 17, 2019
Planting various berries and grapes for year around yields.
Lawrence on Oct 14, 2018
I am interested in go jo berries due to the health benefits and that they are good for my eyes.
Marcene T on Jun 30, 2018
I got many apple seedlings from you years ago and the quality was excellent.
So I am assuming these Goji plants will be high quality also.
NM
Nicolas M on May 2, 2018
Very healthy for you.
Angela B on May 2, 2018
It's so expensive in the store. Why have I not had these before? It's incredibly good for you, and tastes great in salad, parfaits, as a snack, etc. It offers my family another diverse fruit option, a different month of fruit to eat compared to my other fruits. And a great conversation started for people who visit that haven't ever seen or heard of this great plant.
Daniel C on Oct 5, 2017
I want to live forever. With the juice of this mystic fruit, I will create an elixir of such potency that Death himself will be willing to concede his part in my timeline and the two of us will go off and have great adventures together. Probably in Vegas.
Kyle N on Mar 4, 2017
I want to grow a collection of Goji berry plants that are named varieties so that I can find my favorite type.
Scott A M on Feb 26, 2017
There small, taste in between a sweet pepper and a tomato i put them in veg beef soups
Lbundy on Jan 29, 2017
Ate some in Asia once. Liked them.
Floyd L. B on Nov 1, 2016
wanted nutritional fruit that will grow in socal
buddy on Jun 16, 2016
I have had a hard time finding a good company that will ship goji berry plants to my state. Other companies that will their plants are not shipped well nor survive a single season. Hoping these plants will be a better stock and shipped better
Anna S on May 17, 2016
I love the fruit, so i bought 2. One to plant outside, and another i believe will make a beautiful fruiting bonsai.
Lamar W on Apr 30, 2016
Great way to grow something I buy!
Sherry C on Apr 8, 2016
Good experience with the juice so decided to make our own
Chris C on May 21, 2020
Packed with healthy benefits!
Yelena P on May 2, 2020
How are the 3 different gobi berry plants that you offer different?
Benjamin C on Apr 15, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Different things like fruit size and hardiness zones as indicated in the characteristics.
I have heard that goji bushes are difficult to get to produce fruit in the Midwest (North Arkansas). Has anyone had good luck with them in this part of the country?
Tom W on Nov 2, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Had drought last year, but gave them some minor TLC, they took off.
One bush was loaded with berries into fall. Quite nice to look at. Be aware that everywhere a branch touches the ground, you get a new plant.
Do birds eat the fruit?
Dave W on May 6, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Not that I saw last year! No fruit yet this year. Chickens love the fruit though so I suspect birds might like to eat the berries. There were so many that it really didn't matter tho.
Do Goji berry plants have thorns?
Doug K on Nov 16, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes they do but, they are small and once you know they are there they are not hard to avoid
I live in Zone 5B. How should I winterize my goji berry plants?
Margaret M on Oct 26, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Thank you for your question. You can prepare goji berry plants much as you would other berry plants. Lay down a good mulch of straw or shredded leaves around the base of the plant (but not right up to the trunk ... rodents will use it as a bed and chew on the plant). Staking a cylinder of wire mesh around each plant (a few inches away from touching it) should discourage rabbits and deer.
If planted now, when will it bear fruit?
J C on Nov 11, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Next year 2019. I live in KS, I bought both the large and small berry, the small berry produces a lot of berries two years strait, the large berry has yet to produce fruit. The small berry sends out runners , you don???t need a lot of plants
How old are the goji berry plants? Are they sold as a single stalk or bunch
Boomer on Apr 9, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Thank you for your question. The age and size information is as follows: 4??? pot: 6-12 months old and 4??? tall; Small gallon container: 2 years old and 12??? tall. They are single plants.
How long to produce?
Sherri T on Mar 14, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Gojis take about 2-3 years to produce. The gallon size is an older plant and will produce closer to 2 years than 3.
Should I plant them in full sun or partial shade?
Marc G on Aug 29, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Ideally, gojis like full sun with late afternoon shade. If you can manage that, you'll have an abundant crop. The more shade the plant gets, the smaller the crop, but that late shade does prevent leaf scorch and sunscald.
Can I plant Goji berries among Honeyberries?
Hatokirei on Jan 22, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes. This genus of berries does not have the disease-transfer issues that, say, blackberries and black raspberries do.

Customer Reviews

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ONE Tough berry plant
I want to preface this by saying i had these berry plants for almost 3 years now (this is my third summer). These plants will grow in just about any soil you can find out there, but what i slowly discovered is they dont always fruit in any soil conditions. I live in NE pa and my yard has clay soil with red shale not far from the surface (on top of a big hill). I planted the Goji's and they grew quite well till latte july and august. they would slow down and leaves would yellow and slowly fall off, even if i kept up with watering. I also was wondering when i was going to get berries cause every where i read about them the small purple flowers will start mid spring and the berries will start to pop soon after. 3 years and nothing. Fertilizer, micro nutrients, mulching to keep moisture in and everything. Finall i went to drastic measures and dug 6 inches deep in a 2 foot radius around the plant leaving the majority of the roots around the base of the plant in tact (not dormant so didnt want to shock the plant) and put in Tree and shrub soil from home depot. I also did this to a hardy Kiwi right next to it with just as much trouble and with in about 2-3 weeks both sprang to life. And i mean they just exploded. I have hundreds of berries all of a sudden and my hardy Kiwi si groing like mad. SO.... if you have this experience it is your soil and now you know what to do!

I called it a tough berry plant, because despite the CRAPPY soil it was in, it never died off.
September 14, 2016
Great plants but definitely not "sweet"!
Planted Stark's "Big Lifeberry" and "Sweet Lifeberry."

In their 2nd season in Chicago soil, both are doing well and producing fruit, but the "Big Lifeberry" absolutely exploded in growth. 14 foot canes I ran up a 6 foot trellis and then back down to the ground. This thing is a monster! Pruning (which I'll do more of next year) definitely promotes flowering/fruiting and side growth.

Great plants, but "sweet" should not be in the title - misleading! I tried putting them in yogurt with blueberries and blackberries and they definitely do NOT blend in to that flavor profile. Save them for your savory dishes - their like a slightly bitter tomato.
September 22, 2016
Very fast producing
I was not expecting to have goji berries the first year, but I did, in fact enough to dry and keep for later! The bush weathered the winter just fine here in zone 5, with no need for extra protection.
May 17, 2017
Purchased
over 5 years ago
Great plants
Have planted plants were bearing fruit first season this season growing like weeds no fruit yet but lots of blossoms so surely the fruit will come.I would recomend this to anyone keep in mind they require some work.
May 15, 2016
Purchased
over 5 years ago
Bigger berries
I bought one Goji from a local garden center. The berries are small and the branches are thorny. The ones I bought from Stark are much better. The berries are big, sweeter, easier to pick, and the branches are thornless. It also seems to be spreading fast. Will dig up the other one and plant this variety instead. Fruits the second year!
November 14, 2016
Purchased
over 5 years ago
Goji Berry plant
I purchased a Goji berry plant to add to my Berry field. I has done fantastic. I is planted near my Blueberry bushes and my Chokecherry tree. It grew by leaps and bounds and produced an abundance of berries last year and is covered in flowers this year. I will probably invest in more as I open up more ground in the berry area.
May 6, 2016
Purchased
over 6 years ago
Great product
I bought several different goji berry plants last year and they have been awesome. I live in Arizona and they handle the heat and lack of rain very well. Also my dog has ripped several of them out of their planters and after replanting them they continue to thrive. VERY hardy plants, only problem is so far all the berries taste like tomatoes.
May 14, 2018
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Tons of Berries
This plant produces hundreds of berries every season.
August 19, 2016
Purchased
over 5 years ago
lifeberry goji berry plant collection
both goji made it and produced so much fruit and did not die over the winter
May 9, 2016
Purchased
over 5 years ago
Promising start
These arrived well, with tiny leaves and small blossoms. I am still in the phase of adjusting them to outdoors, but am looking forward to getting them in the ground and seeing how well they adapt to the real world.
June 11, 2016
Purchased
over 4 years ago