Grow Goji Berries

Goji berries are popular to health conscious people. They are known particularly for their high anti-oxidizing property. Are you interested in planting this shrub? You can do so in pots, your backyard or your farm.

Do you want to know more about planting, growing and using this plant? Here is a basic guide.

Goji berries are valued for their nutritive and medicinal value, especially nowadays when people are more conscious about what they eat. They are particularly valued for their high levels of antioxidants. Goji berries are not native to the U.S., but they are hardy and well adapted to most soil and a wide variety of temperatures. There are short and tall varieties that can grow to 12 feet in height. They are shrubs rather than vines. They can be pruned and even potted and used as ornamental plants. Yes, because this berry has a beautiful pale purple and white flowers and fruits that turn from green to red upon maturity.

Goji Berries Gardening Tips

Interested now to plant goji berries? Goji berries are planted as seeds. You can find gardening companies on the Net that sell seeds. Some of them ship out dormant plants in the winter so that they’d be ready for planting in the spring. As said, you can plant them in pots or in your backyard. If you plant them in pots, just make sure to bring them out for sunlight. But you also have to regulate their exposure to sunlight as too much of it could also be damaging to the plant.

As to the type of soil, you can use medium grade soil as long as it is well-drained. When fertilizing, use organics to increase their value as health food. And if they’ve been in a pot for a year or so, you must change the soil to replace the nutrients that have bee used up. It usually takes two years before they start to flower and grow fruits. If they are planted in pots, you have to make them pollinate when they are ready. During fruiting, your enemies will be wasps that eat up the fruit. You can put the fruits in very fine nets to protect them from insects.

Uses of Goji Berries

You can harvest your goji berries and prepare it as fresh juice or dry them for use in soups. Usually, goji berries are cooked before eating. Or, you can blend its fresh juice with other juices. Its leaves can also be brewed to make tea. The market for goji berries is growing and it is expected to become a multi-billion dollar industry. It is not such a far-off idea to want to grab the opportunity to make goji berry a full-scale business and start a farm now as goji berries can be used to make beer, wines, coffee and tea.

32 Comments

  • gnc said on June 6, 2010
    i have interested to make the plant for goji berries, so can i get the details about this. I am from Andhra pradesh, India
  • Vassen Annamalai said on June 9, 2010
    Hi, I would like to get more infos about goji berries growing. I am in Mauritius in the Indian Ocean and I would like to launch an SME in this field. Thanks Vassen Annamalai
  • namgya wangdi said on June 29, 2010
    i am from nepal and would like to farm the goji berries so could you tell me how can i farm it?
  • Emil said on July 12, 2010
    Hi there, I'm interested to start a little Goji berry farm in Oregon (Pacific North West side of US territory ). So, I would like to get more information about it. Thanks, Emil
  • Sveta said on July 14, 2010
    Hi, can you please tell me where I can buy Goji in Mauritius? Thanks
  • sathyanarayan said on August 31, 2010
    can I harvest Goji berries in tamil nadu area as i have farm land there
  • donna said on September 27, 2010
    i'm in northern arkansas USA could you send me information about goji berries?
  • Dr.Suresh Jain said on October 3, 2010
    I want to grow Goji Berry on my farm at Shivpuri in MP in India. The soil and climate is very suitable for it .Please guide me.-Dr.Suresh Jain.
  • geetha.L said on October 5, 2010
    i would like to grow Goji berry on my farm. coimbatore, tamilnadu, India. arid climate, plenty of water
  • Devendra said on October 19, 2010
    I am from J&K in India and would like to grow Goji berry on my farm. Can any body give me more information and help
  • jane butler said on December 20, 2010
    I'm in southwest France can I grow them there.
  • Geetha Sellamuthu said on January 6, 2011
    I want to grow Goji Berries on my farm in Tirunelveli, Tamilnadu. Want help in cultivation and marketing. Geetha
  • max basnet said on March 1, 2011
    hi, i am from nepal, i want to do business of goji... but in nepal here is no market ... where to sell out please how can i get the international market please tell me??
  • Elavarasan D said on May 8, 2011
    Hi,I am from tamilnadu. I would like to start cultivating gojiberries in my farm. If anybody have details please help me out. Please send information on marketing details also.
  • Rahul Singh said on July 9, 2011
    I want to start business of goji berry in jabalpur M.P India. please send me all the information related to it.
  • JanakiRam said on September 12, 2011
    I am from vijayawada, Andhrapradesh, India. I heard lot about this super Fruit goji berry. Is any body growing goji berry plants in india commercially. Please send me the info. I very thankful if i can get the info regarding AcaiBerry and Mangosteen.
  • krishna said on November 25, 2011
    Hi, I am from Hyderabad located in Andhra Pradesh state of India and would like to know where I can buy/get the Gojiberry seeds. please assist me, thank you.
  • sylvain said on July 14, 2012
    am in maurituis , i live in plaine willem , i like to know where i can buy goji berry where i live thank
  • kalyan said on September 22, 2012
    hi this is kalyan, EverGreen Herbal Care, Hyderabad. i would like to know about the climate suited for goji plant cultivation in india. please help us to farm this fruit.
  • dolnath neupane said on October 5, 2012
    I am nepali. can you helps to me research and farming develop about nepali gojiberry in nepal.
  • Kumar said on April 1, 2013
    Hi, i'm from Tamilnadu, India. Is it possible to grow here and will these berries consume more water. Can you send me the details or the plant fertility specification and marketing details. Thank You!!!
  • Srikant said on June 10, 2013
    I am from andhra pradesh (India), can i grow goji berry plant ie what should be the ideal soil and weather ?
  • Joseph said on July 25, 2013
    I am from Tamil Nadu, India. Can you give more details for Goji berries plantation. Thank You.
  • Kevin M Brown said on December 23, 2013
    I am looking to start a goji berry business on 40 acres of land in Napa county California? Can you send me as much information as possible regarding the permitting/ regulatory process? Information pertinent to how to start the business legitimately? They will be sold as ornamental due to the fruit not bearing until the 3rd year so will it be exempt from USDA/ FDA regulation?
  • Kenny Demick said on December 2, 2014
    I own a large Goji Farm in Nevada- LGD Farms. Some Goji are native to the USA! Arizona, Carolinas, and Montana! LGD Farms grows the best Goji in the world! We supply Fresh Goji Berries to the market and supply PURE Goji Tea! LGD Farms is growing!
  • Ahmed Al Qahtani said on April 4, 2015
    I have heard a lot about this fruit. Since I am involved in various businesses I would like to have another branch of my business extended in dealing with Goji berries and its products. Any one interested please send some samples of various products of Goji berries. I can be contacted at email : a2_alqahtani@hotmail.com. Mobile: 00965-90090750
  • Pragnes M Desai said on April 16, 2015
    i would like to start up a farm for Gojiberries in vadodara, gujarat. Please guide me about where to get the seeds and how to grow em. Awaiting your kind reply. Thank You. P. Desai
  • khyati bhanderi said on October 23, 2015
    I would like to cultivate gojiberry plant in my gardan..I m from rajkot,gujarat..Is it possible for gujrat's environment??
  • Surya Balasubramanian said on May 6, 2016
    I am interested in cultivating Goji Berries in central Tamil Nadu, India. I would like to get the necessary details.
  • Ashok said on January 2, 2018
    I want to cultivation on my farm . Can I grow in gujarat . My mobile number is 9427707545
  • Naziana said on April 26, 2019
    Is it possible to grow gogi berries in mauritius climate?
  • Dharmendra Patel said on June 6, 2019
    I am from Gujrat semi Arid zone I plan to grow goji Berry commercially on my farm so pl give me a seed or plant source detail for purchase it.

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