I bought my first goji plant 5 years ago as a small 10″ seedling. The bush is now 5′ tall and taking over the grow box I built to contain it. They grow fast, produce prolifically and provide some of the most nutrient dense berries on the planet.
The health benefits of Goji Berries:
Goji are members of the nightshade family and native to the Himalayan mountains of Tibet and Mongolia. Goji berries have been used medicinally in Chinese medicine for thousands of years.
They have the highest concentration of protein of any other fruit and more carotenoids of any food.
Loaded with vitamin C, high in fiber and 21 trace minerals, Goji berries have 10-15 times the iron found in spinach. They also contain zinc, calcium and selenium.
People are starting to realize the benefits of eating this super fruit and are scrambling to buy the berries fresh, dried or frozen.
But rather than buy them, why not try growing your own?
Goji berry plants are easy to grow, either from seed or cuttings. Of course you could also go to the nursery and spend $20 on an established plant, which is a good solution to getting Goji berries right now. But additionally, it would be wise to grow a bunch of plants to have them all over your property or minimally, on a patio or deck.
Where will they grow?
Goji plants will grow from USDA zone 5-9. So they are pretty cold hardy and will alternatively tolerate pretty hot climates as well. For people in colder than zone 5, it may be wise to grow them in a greenhouse or under some kind of cover. Although I have heard of some people growing them outdoors in colder zones. So, give it a try. You have nothing to lose. In my travels, I have seen Goji berry growing from Alaska and Canada, to Southern California and Texas. So you can see, apart from some of the most southern tropical locations, or the most northern arctic freeze zones, Goji berries can be grown almost anywhere in the US.
I am offering seeds from my own plant here:
Watch the video below to see how easy it is to grow them from seed