Lycium barbarum is known as wolfberries in China and the United States, and as goji berries in Tibet and Mongolia.
In the Western world, Goji berries (Lycium barbarum) are one of the latest fruits to have medicinal claims made for them. However, these 15-25 mm long red berries have been part of the Chinese herbal medicine for centuries.
The leaves can be eaten raw or cooked, and are described as minty with a little aniseed heat. They are traditionally used as a salad green in the most fancy restaurants in China throughout the warmer months, and then as a dried soup or tea herb in the colder months.
The goji bush is a very hardy plant that handles extremes in temperature and will survive just about anything. Optimum growth is in deep well drained fertile soil in full sun, they go better in full sun than partial sun. The only thing the Goji bush does not like is having it's roots sitting in water. The roots like going deep and do not make good pot plants. They like regular watering for optimal growth although are very drought resistant once established.
10 seeds per packet