Monday, March 12, 2012

Goji Berries - First fruits

We have had a Goji Berry plant in the garden for a couple of years now and have just picked the first four Goji Berries, let us hope we can get more as they were delicious!

Daleys Nursery have useful information and  this picture, which is great as we ate them few that we had before taking a decent photo.

"The Goji Berry is native to the Himalayas and inner Mongolia where it has been used for thousands of years as food and for its health benefiting properties. The fruit are very high in antioxidants and vitamin C, they have a sweet, juicy taste comparable to cranberries or plums. The Goji Berry is a sprawling shrubby vine that lives for 5-8 years, the fruits are small, shiny red, oval berries about 1cm long with lots of small edible seeds in the center. Plants prefer a sheltered sunny spot with good drainage and a trellis, wall or structure to climb up and scramble over. Plants respond well to pruning after fruiting which can help keep its sprawling habit under control".

Looks like I need to prune ours and next season start directing  it up the trellis behind it rather than letting it spread too far.

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