Phoenix Tears Goji Berry
Lycium barbarum L. var. barbarum
2 Plants for $12
The Phoenix Tears variety was discovered in 2004 on a ranch in western Utah near the historic site of a transcontinental railroad camp where there were Chinese workers. The mother plant is a seedling planted during the construction of the transcontinental railroad. Phoenix Tears is highly productive and almost thornless.
The Goji plant is a slightly thorny deciduous woody shrub, usually reaching heights of 3 to 6' when cultivated and pruned. They can be staked or trellised to support their growth and save space. They are also suited to growing in containers.
Goji berries are popular for their health benefits and unique taste, while providing great ornamental and ecological value. They are very cold hardy and an easy-to-grow plant.
The berries are rich in vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and amino acids and have been demonstrated in research to strengthen the immune system. This is a valuable plant to grow, whether for home usage or for commercial cultivation.
In summer, fruits begin to ripen and can be used fresh, juiced, cooked, frozen, or dried. Prices for dried berries can exceed $20 per pound. To see the goji berry plants we have for sale and learn more see this video on our Youtube channel.
Goji is a member of the solanaceous (tomato or nightshade) plant family, so its cultural and nutritional needs are similar. They tend to be drought tolerant, so they prefer soil that is well-drained. They can tolerate partial shade but will produce better if grown in full sun.
Height at maturity: 3-6' when pruned
Spread at maturity: 4-5'
Hardiness Zones: 2-7
Container Size: plug (2 plants for $12)
Height at time of sale: 4-8"