Big LIFEBERRY®

Goji Berry

Lycium barbarum

'SMNDBL'

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Big Lifeberry Lycium green and red berries
  • Edible
  • Super tough
  • Colorful flowers
Description
Grow superfruit in your own backyard! Big Lifeberry® goji has extra-large fruit, perfect for home cooks. This tough, vigorous plant is easy to grow in full sun, although some staking may be necessary for maximum access to the nutrient-rich fruit. No pollinator is required for abundant crops.

USDA Zone 5 - 9 (-20°F/-28.9°C)

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Exposure Full sun

Height 8 - 10'

Width 5 - 7'

Finish Time 1 season

Type Deciduous

Bloom Time Summer

Flower Color Purple

Foliage Color Green

Liner Sizes 2 1/4", 4", Quick Turn

Soil Grows best in alkaline soils. Can be grown in neutral to acidic soils, but may develop chlorosis. Tolerant of poor soils but looks best and is most productive with high fertility.

Pruning Goji is an unruly plant that benefits from harsh training when it is young. Prune in early spring as needed.

Uses Specimen; home gardens; fruit production.

Growing Tips Harvest begins in mid-late summer. Pick berries as needed. They are quite bitter and tomato-like when fresh but can be easily dried, which means a significant improvement in sweetness. Staking is recommended.