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The Phoenix Tears Goji Berry plant has highly nutritious, deep orange-colored fruit. Also known as a Wolfberry vine, this unique fruit is native to Asia and is praised today for being packed with protein, antioxidants, as well as having higher carotene levels than a carrot.

Light purple, bell-shaped flowers bloom in May and continue throughout the summer. These jellybean-shaped fruits ripen over a long period in mid-summer, with up to four weeks of harvest. Phoenix Tears Goji berries have a sweet flavor with a slight acidity. The fruit is often dried, canned, or used in smoothies.

This multi-stemmed shrub grows to 5 to 6 feet tall and 5 feet wide and if left untrimmed could grow even taller. Goji Berry plants make a beautiful fountain-shaped bush when trained through a simple cage.

The Phoenix Tears Goji is a self-fertile plant that is cold and drought tolerant. It prefers warm summer days and cool nights, and neutral or somewhat alkaline soil.

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Bloom Color Purple
Fruit Color Orange
Fruit Size Small
Pollination Self-Pollinating
Ripens/Harvest July
Shade/Sun Partial Shade - Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained
Soil pH Level 6.8 - 8.0
Taste Sweet
Texture Firm
Years to Bear 3 - 5
Zone Range 3 - 8

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 3 - 8
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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!

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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