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Goji Berry

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Goji Berry Planting Mix

Helps your Goji Berry get established in a fraction of the time, become more drought tolerant, and grow faster. Here's how:

Beneficial Bacteria... It's like a Probiotic for your tree... creating an explosion of fine hair roots that vastly improves nutrient and water uptake.

Course Organic Compost... loosens and improves all types of soils while promoting proper pH levels. You get better drainage and moisture retention.

Microbial Fertilizers... including Sea Kelp, Yucca, and 100 other elements proven to gently feed your tree without burning the roots.

Use 1 bag of Planting Mix for each plant ordered.


Soil Contents
$6.95
-t- Root Rocket™ Fertilizer
Root Rocket™ Transplant Fertilizer

2oz. Packet

Get your new plants off to the right start by using Root Rocket™ Transplant.

This soil amendment contains 16 strains of mycorrhizal fungi, biostimulants, beneficial bacteria and Horta-Sorb® water management gel.

Simply sprinkle the product into the planting hole adjacent to the root ball when planting.

The organisms will start to work right away supplying the roots with much needed nutrition.

The specially formulated Horta-Sorb® will reduce transplant stress and aid in water retention.

APPLICATION:
1 packet per plant

Root Rocket Fertilizer
$4.95

Growing Zones: 5-9


Growing Zones 5-9 This plant is recommended for zones: 5-9
(green area above)
You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

8-10 ft.

Mature Width:

4-6 ft.

Sunlight:

Full to Partial

Drought Tolerance:

Good

Botanical Name:

Lycium barbarum

Does Not Ship To:

AZ

Bigger Plants Give You Berries Years Sooner.

Super Food that's Super Easy! Goji Berries (a.k.a. Wolfberries) are used throughout the Orient to treat a broad range of ailments and diseases. They are high in antioxidants, amino acids, essential fatty acids and are widely used to reduce inflammation.

Grow them yourself without the chemicals. Most Goji Berries come from China where they're often treated with chemicals that have been long banned in the US. They can turn an incredibly healthy food into something toxic.

This is one of the easiest plants to grow organically. It's highly disease resistant and rarely bothered by insects. Even deer and rabbits leave it alone. There is no need for any chemicals or sprays. Just plant it and pick.

Don't baby your Gojis. They're naturally drought tolerant and like well draining soil. Thrives in zones 5-9, tolerating temps down to -18 F. Does well in the dry west or humid east. Likes containers or the ground. Goji will grow in sun or partial shade, but your harvest will be greater with more sun.

Pick $175 worth of Berries each year from a single plant! A mature plant will produce almost 7 lbs of berries under good conditions. We don't know of any other fruit plant that has this incredible of a payback. Plus it continues to produce year after year.

Eat Goji Berries all year long. Your berries get sweeter the longer you leave them on the bush and will be much tastier than what you buy in the store. Eat them fresh, juice them, freeze them or dry them on newspaper. Most people prefer to eat their berries like raisins. Grow several plants and enjoy healthy Goji Berries all throughout the year.

Plant your Gojis every 4 ft. They grow into viney bushes. Some people grow them on a trellis. They are self pollinating, but do better with additional companions.

Don't wait on tiny, seed grown plants. Goji has to grow a full root system before you get much top growth. Some nurseries sell 1 quart containers, also referred to as 3.5 or 4 inch pots. These are quicker and cheaper for them to grow, but require you to wait as much as an extra year for a reasonable harvest. Plus you get a small plant that is not as hardy. Our 1 trade gallon plant is 3-4 times larger, and will typically fruit within the first year.

Why do some Gojis Take 3-5 Years Longer to Fruit? Some nurseries grow from seed. These plants will take 3-5 years to mature in order to produce berries. We don't grow from seed. Your Gojis are started from cuttings taken from mature plants. So your Goji thinks it should be producing berries right away. This natural process is thousands of years old and is used by organic farms. It takes more work on our part... but you get better tasting berries, years sooner. And a plant you will be much happier with.

Your Goji from Fast Growing Trees arrives ready for explosive growth. Order now while larger sizes are still available.





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I ordered two Goji plants. They arrived on August 28th and looked really poor with only a few leaves on each plant. Planted in larger pots and set them in the sun after four days under a grow lamp. It is now September 21st and they have recovered wonderfully. They are full of leaves and I can see three berries starting to grow. I am very satisfied with their progress.
December 31, 2012
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over 2 years ago
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Pleased so far
Got the plant quickly. Put it in a commercial potting mix and plant didn't thrive for a month. Decided to add some crushed limestone to up the ph and that did the trick. Anyone else with this experience?
Bought several root stock from other suppliers and they were a flop. Buy from this outfit and you won't be disappointed.
October 6, 2014
Oakfield, TN
Growing Zone:
7
Superfood in my backyard
I have had this bush for only a few months and it has grown a lot and (unexpectedly) produced a few berries the first summer. I expect lots of berries next summer. It is asy to care for and produces easy-to-pick fruit.

About the berries: I didn't care for the taste. We found them bitter. I don't know if that's because of the soil, the transplanting, or it's the normal taste. But I grow them because they are considered a superfood. They are small, like pills, so I just swallow them with water.

Dried Goji products are expensive, so having this fresh, wholesome superfood in my backyard is awesome.
September 12, 2014
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over 2 years ago
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zone four
I have a goji plant that I bought three years ago and now triple size of plant; it has survived winters here and even some drought with no damage to plant; so know you can plant in zone four
July 11, 2015
miles City, MT
Growing Zone:
4
Growing nicely
I am not really familiar with the Goji Berry and I am looking forward to it fruiting next year. It arrived very quickly and packing with my blueberry plants was out standing. Looked like they had just been dug up the same morning they arrived.

Fast Growing deserves 5 stars on all points in my book.
September 20, 2014
FL
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over 2 years ago
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4
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Great recovery!
When I received my goji berries, they looked poor with few leaves on them. (I ordered banana tree and miracle berries before and they both arrived in excellent condition) So, I called and sent a picture thinking my plant was dying. Without any problems, I was sent another order (free of charge of course). However, within a week, my first goji plant came to life and even produced beautiful purple flowers. So now I feel quite guilty, since I received the second plant for free. I will be planting them together in a pot next week and looking forward my beautiful harvest.
Thank you to Fast Growing Trees from another satisfied customer!
June 27, 2015
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Arrived with fruit, and has been bearing since
Was packaged well, with soil and pot. It arrived bearing fruit. We followed directions, and while its dropped most leaves after ~3 months, it still looks happy/healthy. We're looking forward to next year's harvests.
December 13, 2015
Portland, OR
Purchased
11 months ago
Growing Zone:
8
So far I like
I have bought 4 Goji Berry from 3 different places. I was going on price. Well the first 2 didn't do well. The 3 one from another company is doing well, but the one I got from Fast Growing Trees is twice the size and so far doing well. And I planted this one 3 months later than the other.
So far I don't want to rate the growth or Hardiness because it has not been in the grown long enough. But it looks healthy and doing well. I will have the two to compare with next year.
August 9, 2015
Purchased
1 year ago
Growing Zone:
9
I ordered two of these plants and they are a good size. I would definately recommend and I would order again in the future. I hear that the fruit is very good for your health and good to make juice so I can't wait to try it.
December 31, 2012
Purchased
over 4 years ago
Beautiful Plant
I am excited to get berries coming from the plant. None as of yet, but it is its first life at my house, so we will see!! I am hopeful! One plant has flowers and the other has never had flowers or buds, but is three times bigger. Hmmmmmm
September 2, 2014
Purchased
over 2 years ago

Planting & Care



It's Easy to Plant & Care for Your Goji Berry


Goji Berry  Planting Diretions

Choosing a location: The Goji berry plant (also known as the Wolfberry) is a self-pollinating shrub with long, flexible canes and clusters of small, grey/green leaves. The flowers are a brilliant shade of royal purple and they appear in late spring to early summer. They give way to juicy, bright red fruits that resemble small grape tomatoes. They get sweeter as they mature on the plant. Goji plants continue to flower and produce fruit through the first heavy frost. Gojis do best in full sun but can tolerate a bit of shade and perform best in well draining soils with an acidity pH ranging from 6.8 to 8.1 they also do wonderfully when planted in pots.

Planting Directions (potted):

1.) Prepare your container, which should be at least 18 inches in diameter. Your container or pot should have proper drainage holes in the bottom, so you may also want to provide a drain pan for the container to sit in. If your container doesn’t have drainage holes, you can easily add them with a drill.

2.) To provide the best-growing medium and drainage, mix about 1/3 sand with 2/3rds of your soil.  Although any good potting soil will work. Fill the container and leave 2 to 3 inches at the top.

3.) Dig a hole in the middle of the container and make sure that it’s a couple of inches deeper than the crown of the plant (where the roots meet the stem). Push loose soil back in with the roots until they lightly rest on the soil in the hole, and make sure the crown is level with the top of the soil.

4.) Push the soil back in, filling around the roots and up to the crown, gently tamping as you go. Water well and add more soil around the plant if necessary and watering again to let the soil settle. Keep the soil around your Goji plant moist, but not overly wet, until you see new growth sprouting, usually in about 2-3 weeks.

5.) Apply an inch or two of mulch in order to help with moisture retention (and because it looks nice). If you mulch, you will need to depend on touch to check soil moisture.         

*Remember that plants in containers will feel the heat and cold more because their roots are in soil above the ground. Stay aware of your weather patterns. Provide adequate moisture when it is extremely hot and dry, as potted plants will usually dry out quicker.

Planting Directions (in ground):

If you live in growing Zone 5 or warmer (where it will usually not get colder than -15 F) you can grow the Goji outdoors. When planting in the ground you can follow the exact same directions above, just be sure to choose an area that has access to a lot of sun, free of pesticides from lawn care and away from the road (dust and pollution can contaminate your plant). If planting more than one Goji it is not recommended to have them closer than 48 inches between plants. Carefully monitor your soil moisture, because it is critical for it to not dry out until you see new growth sprouting, which usually takes about two weeks.

Once the average daytime temperature drops below 50 degrees, your Goji plant will start going into its dormant state. It will stay dormant until springtime temperatures are above 50 degrees. If you live in an area that does not get that cold, keeping your plant pruned back to new growth is the key to keeping the berries coming.

Watering: Water the plants every day if it doesn’t rain for at least the first 30 days outdoors and then only water during sustained droughts afterward. The soil should absorb water, but also have good drainage. If your potted plants are outside during the warm season in colder climates, make sure they do not get saturated with too much rain and that the excess water is able to drain away. The plants will drown if they are soaked in water too long.  It is important that you water the plants at the base, try to avoid getting water on the leaves since this will promote fungus. The best time to water as to avoid fungal disease is in the early morning.

Pruning: Gojis do not require pruning to grow well and produce fruit. However, you may find the plant is more manageable and easier to harvest when its lateral (horizontal) branches are lightly pruned to encourage branching and the production of vigorous new growth. Prune lightly in early spring, removing dead and badly placed shoots. If necessary, cut overlong stems back to a well-placed branch and remove some of the oldest wood. To restrict growth on plants in containers, cut new growth back by up to half in summer (however, this might reduce the yield).

Fertilizing: If you can get a hold of some compost, vermiculite, rotted manure, or other organic matter, this would be very beneficial. Do not use chemical fertilizers such as Miracle Grow fertilize grow goji berries as this disrupts the soil and will only create more work for yourself. If you supply them with enough healthy, organic matter such as manure, they will not need chemical fertilizers.

Harvesting: Taste is your best indicator as to when your berries are ready. Goji berries should be plucked off by hand once they turn a brilliant shade of red and they taste sweet. It is best to harvest before the first frost because cold can diminish the flavor of the fruit. The berries can easily be dried, simply them in a single layer on some newspaper.

For centuries the Chinese have used parts of the goji plant for food or medicine. Use of stems and leaves is little known in the United States, but the highest concentrations of healthful antioxidants can be found in the leaves. Fruit in the health food market in the form of dried berries and juice is more familiar in the US.


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wanted something other than blueberries, or rasberries
mitchell s on Jul 22, 2016
I have heard these berries are good for you plus they were on clearance :)

Thank you!
dailycrafts d on Jul 9, 2016
SUPER food. Wanted to have it around
Ashley H on Jul 16, 2016
Goji Berries are very good for you.
Rhonda F on Jul 5, 2016
Can goji berries grow in pots on a patio? If so what size?
A shopper on Aug 2, 2014
Best Answer: Yes, they do great in containers. I would put them in a 24" pot.
Reply · Report · Angela SStaff on Jan 7, 2015
I bought a Goji Berry plant 2 years ago... it is flowering a lot, but I have not seen fruit yet. Why?
Iana B on Aug 24, 2014
Best Answer: There are a couple of possibilities. 1) the acidity of the soil where the tree is planted. It needs to have a slightly acidic pH. go to Youtube and search for "Do it yourself soil test"

2) the other possibility is that the tree has not adapted to its location yet. Make sure your plant gets enough sun. Most plants will produce fruit by year 3.

Good luck!
Reply · Report · The R on Aug 24, 2014
I live in zone 9 Houston Texas, is November a good time for planting the goji berry tree?
Anthony H on Nov 11, 2014
Best Answer: Yes. Generally it's best to plant 6 weeks before the first frost.
Reply · Report · Angela SStaff on Jan 7, 2015
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How can I grow this bush in Minnesota? I REALLY NEED THIS STUFF
Glenn S on Jul 17, 2014
Best Answer: Unfortunately Minnesota gets a little too cold for the Goji Berry. It would need to be planted in a container and brought indoors once your weather starts to get cold. If you place it by a large sunny window during the winter it will grow just fine.
Reply (1) · Report · Allison BStaff on Jul 18, 2014
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What is the variety of this gogi?
A shopper on Jun 4, 2014
Best Answer: The Goji Berry variety is Lycium barbarum.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Jun 13, 2014
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Are these Gigi berries likely to bear fruit this fall, say October if planted in the sun. Are they deer resistant ?
Anne C on Mar 17, 2016
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I live in zone 4, will this plant grow here if I bring it in during winter?
Barb G on May 30, 2014
Best Answer: I live on Long Island, I've kept the plant indoors by the window since purchasing in October. It has a ton of leaves now, but no berries yet. Just happy that its still alive :)
Reply (1) · Report · Brittni S on May 30, 2014
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I am living TX 78114 area. Can you let me know what kind of soil best Goji ? and what will be the best time to plant ?
Bill K on Feb 29, 2016
Best Answer: I bought the Goji plant in the summer time. when it came in the fedex box it was one plant with little leaves, i had doubt it will survive, but plant it on the ground anyway. surprisingly it grew a lot after 10 months and had a lot of flowers. but no Goji yet. in the winter time the leaves fell off still survive. i am going to be patiently waiting for this summer to come. hopefully the Goji will come out this year. i did not have any particular soil for it just a little fertilizer.
Reply · Report · le n on Mar 2, 2016
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Hello, will this plant pollinate itself?
zinel m on May 24, 2015
Best Answer: Yes. Also look up how to prune your bush for the best result. - Doc
Reply · Report · R S on May 24, 2015
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Will Goji Berry grows abundantly in Idaho Falls?
Angela A on Sep 1, 2014
Best Answer: It looks like you are located in a zone 5 so you are within the recommended growing zones of the Goji berry.
Reply · Report · Angela SStaff on Jan 7, 2015
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I live in Houston, Texas. Is there any problem in planting the goji in July?

How big do the plants get?
Rod C on Jun 26, 2014
Best Answer: Goji Berries get 8 - 10 ft tall and 8 to 10 ft tall. It would be better to plant it in the fall once Houston cools off, unless you're able to provide your plant with a little extra water for a while.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Jun 27, 2014
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What kind of soils are best for Goji?
Bill K on Feb 29, 2016
Best Answer: I have it in hard Georgia clay and it is not doing good. Yes, I have growth, but nowhere near what it should be. I am going to dig around it and put some composted manure to see if that helps. My friends in Poland have theirs in black loam gumbo and it is on fire growing. Hope this helps, Randall
Reply · Report · Randall M on Feb 29, 2016
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When to pick berries ?
A shopper on Sep 10, 2014
Best Answer: As with any fruit, I like to pick them when they come off easily with little pulling. My plant was transplanted in the spring, and I got a few berries in mid-summer. I don't know if mid-summer is the normal harvest time. I didn't even expect berries this first year, but when I saw them, they seemed ripe and easy to pick.
Reply · Report · Virginia P on Sep 12, 2014
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I bought a Goji berry bush 2 years ago and the bush has grown considerably, but does not flower or produce berries. I have checked the moisture and ph several times, and it is within the ranges given here. Any suggestions?
David H on Jul 2, 2016
Best Answer: It can take 2-3 years to produce.
Reply · Report · Robyn .Staff on Jul 5, 2016
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I have ordered two different Goji berry plants. One has berries on it. The second plant looks like most of the branches are dead and without leaves,no berries on that one. It was the most expensive of the two. They are still in the original containers. The berries are very small. I have picked a few that are bright red and small but they taste bitter. Not at all what I expected by reading the information on this site. Zone 9. We are going to transfer to large pots. How long must the berries grow to become sweet.
Does anyone have an advise for me? Thank you
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Janice M. on Jun 22, 2016
Best Answer: Goji berries turn red very quickly but will be bitter until they are fully ripe. The berries should spend several weeks on the vine before being harvested. It is best to harvest before the first frost.
Reply · Report · Robyn .Staff on Jun 22, 2016
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Do they have. Spreading root system? I want to plant between wall and hard scrape but don't want to have problems with roots. Would container be better?
Michele G on Feb 25, 2016
Best Answer: i don't think the container is good for the plant. although it will eventually grow but needs a lot of patience.
Reply · Report · le n on Mar 2, 2016
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Is this plant deciduous ?
ginny on Oct 20, 2015
Best Answer: yes
Reply · Report · Gary M on Oct 20, 2015
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My plant just flops on the ground? What can I do?
Majjorie U on Oct 8, 2015
Best Answer: I would suggest staking the tree up until it is strong enough to stand on its own.
Reply · Report · Angela SStaff on Oct 12, 2015
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I live in Staten Island NY do I have to protect the plant during the winter months since it can get pretty cold here?
Marie on Sep 15, 2015
Best Answer: You are in a zone 7 and these are cold hardy all the way down to zone 5. There really should not be an issue through the winter.
Reply · Report · Angela SStaff on Sep 16, 2015
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how do i know when my goji berries are ready to be picked?
steven e on Jul 18, 2015
Best Answer: The berries will appear a deeper red as they ripen and the skin will be shiny.
Reply · Report · Angela SStaff on Sep 17, 2015
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Im in Wichita KS will they grow well out here? and when should I grow the goji plant
jimmy on Oct 28, 2014
Best Answer: Yes, you are in a zone 6 so they should thrive there.
Reply · Report · Angela SStaff on Jan 7, 2015
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What growing zone is Missoula,Montana? I started from seed in February and now are 4 feet tall and have many branches.
GARY M on Sep 18, 2014
Best Answer: Missoula, MT is zone 5.
Reply (1) · Report · Angela SStaff on Sep 19, 2014
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What appears to be the berry unfolds into a flower; when will the berry appear?
carolyn p on Aug 21, 2014
Best Answer: The berries should appear after the blooms fall.
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