Goji berries are a top-class natural product. The fruit contains a variety of antioxidants, and 18 different amino acids that are building blocks of muscles and skin cells.
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Goji berries are originally from Central Asia, China and Tibet, where the berries long have been known as a superfood. Goji berries contain 4,000 percent more antioxidants than oranges, and more vitamins than any other fruit. It's claimed that Goji berries strengthen the immune system, improves circulation, lowers blood pressure and blood cholesterol levels. How great their actual effects are isn't known yet, but there are great research in this area.
The plant can get quit tall, but you can cut it down the first couple of years. After the first couple of years you can prune the plant after harvest.
In the middle of summer the plant gets lilac colored flowers that develop into a large amount of Goji berries. The fruit are 1-2 cm long, and the color is red to orange-red. You can eat Goji berries fresh or dry them. They taste sweet-sour.
You can start to germinate the seeds Goji berries indoor from January until autumn. Before planting the seeds, you need to soak the seeds in lukewarm water overnight. Then gently sprinkle the seeds on moist soil, and press them gently into the soil. Then cover the pot with clear film or glass. Water regularly.
When the plants have a certain size, you can move the plants outside - preferably in spring or during summer. They thrive best in a sunny area has no claim to the land. Goji berries can easily grow in pots on the patio or balcony. In dry seasons it may be necessary to water the plant a few times a week. Goji berries plant is very hardy and can survive down to -25 ° C.
Once the Goji Berry has begun to grow, it can grow up to 90 cm in a year. After the third year begins the plant starts to bear fruit.