Bare Root Size: 18 – 24″
Goji Berry produces loads of nutrient-rich, brilliant red berries that can be eaten fresh right off the bush. Alternatively, you can juice the berries or dry and store them in the freezer, which means you can grow several plants and enjoy these nutrient-packed berries year round. Whether fresh or dried, the berries are very tasty and very high in antioxidants and look like red raisins. The bush itself grows upright to about 8 feet tall and wide with arching branches covered in gray-green foliage. Purple flowers come in early summer and are followed by the edible berries.
Goji Berries are native to Southeast Europe and Asia. The bark and leaves of Goji are used in traditional Chinese medicine. Goji berries are rich sources of antioxidants, carotenoids, lutein, zeaxanthin, iron, zinc, selenium, essential fatty acids and fiber as well as respectable amounts of protein. They’ve earned superfood status in the health food industry. That said, Goji berries have not been approved to prevent or treat any disease.