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Goji Berry Plants

Goji Berry Plant (Lycium barbarum) is also known as Duke of Argyll's tea tree, Chinese Wolfberry, Matrimony Vine and many more common names in many languages.
The plant we specialize in, Lycium barbarum L, was brought from China in 1949 via Guangdong Province, where the family lived, via Macaua, Hong Kong, Canada and ended up in Southwest Missouri where the family finally settled. The fresh edible foliage is usually more important than the berries throughout Asia, but the berries are an extra benefit and are packed with vitamins and antioxidants. They are the same berries sold in health food stores. The leaves of our main Botany Shop variety, we will refer to as "Botany Goji", are more oval than the narrow leaf variety we. With the two varieties together they will cross-pollinate and produce berries on both plants, probably the first year. Note:  Honey bees are the best pollinators. The foliage of "Botany Goji" is or can be more important than the berries. The leaf is eaten more than the berries throughout most of Asia. The leaf is a high tonnage yield plant and many Asian homes have the plant growing for the leaves only. It is cooked in soups and stews and is a main healthy vegetable. It is sold in stores and vegetable stands as a bundleof 10-12 inch long fresh leaves on the stem. For commercial production of leaves the young leafy stems are usually cut, giving a hedge like appearance to the plant rows. These hedges or individual plants are cut many times throughout the season with high tonnage yield of soft fresh leaves.For an excellent botanical description of the species we sell go to the following link: Lycium barbarum, Montana. Our variety will grow from mid-Florida to at least parts of Montana.In the mid 1860,s, the contract Chinese railroad and mining workers had their own cooks who also brought and grew the foliage to feed their co-workers while they lived and worked building the first trans-continental railroad, and worked in the gold, silver, and coal mines. The wide oval
leaf "Botany Goji" is the same species that is naturalized throughout Wyoming, Montana, Utah and all the western states, where the Chinese worked and lived.

"Botany Goji": Basic Information and Traditional Uses , Goji is a 6-8 feet tall bush. From summer to the first heavy frosts the bush is covered by purple and white (on the same plant) trumpet-shaped flowers, which turn into small bright red berries. Although Goji plant can grow in almost any type of soil, it prefers well drained soils of moderate to good quality. The fresh or dried berries are praised most often, but other parts of the plant can also be used in medicine or as a vegetable (the young shoots and new leaves are usually cooked).

Minimum shipping cost is $15.00


  Buy 10  Goji berry plants @ $20.00 per order plus S&H $5.00 per order  7 to 10 inch trimmed starter plants in 1 x 2 inch root wedge pot

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  Large Goji berry starter plants @ $4.00ea plus S&H $0.50ea.   Buy 3 or more @ $3.00ea. plus S&H $0.50ea.     
Goji starter plants trimmed to 8 - 10 inches in 2 1/2  x1 1/2 inch Jiffy rooting pots which have 5 times as many roots as in the root wedges.

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  Goji berry quart size @ $10.00ea plus S&H $2.50ea.  Multi-stem plants are topped many times like a hedge to produce multiple strong stems with a strong root system.  Many ethnic cultures do not want the fruit. They eat the leaves as a healthy vegetable and in meat and vegetable stews.
Some cultures eat the raw washed leaves in salads and some dry the leaves for a healthy tea.
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   Goji berry gallon size @ $15.00ea plus S&H $5.00ea.    
One gallon size plants will be from 12 to 20 inches high. We continue to trim the tops like a hedge to produce more tender edible stems.
Also the leaves become very large and tender on the young 12 to 18 inch tips. Notice the flowers near the top of the yard-stick.
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We do not ship plants to Alaska. or to Hawaii
Missouri residents add 7.825% state sales tax. We guarantee all plants for 30 days and certify them to be healthy and disease free and to be true to variety.
If you prefer.....Call toll free 1-888-855-3300 or 1-888-844-8198. We ship Fed-Ex  on Monday and Tuesday of each week.
Orders submitted Monday thru Friday will be shipped the following Monday or Tuesday.
You will almost always receive your order by Thursday or Friday of the same week.  Fax 1-888-844-8198.


Updated March 31 2015

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