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Goji Berry | 25+seeds | Wolfberry 枸杞 | UK Hardy

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Please find for sale 25+ fresh Goji Berry seeds (aka Wolfberry). You wont need any more unless you are planning on supplying Waitrose! 




Unlike most of the seeds online which come from China (can be several years old with poor germination), these seeds are freshly harvested  (which is a pain as they are fiddly!) - you should get excellent germination rates as I have with my own trays of seeds. I also sell Goji plants that I have grown from my own seeds if you wish to save yourself some time - see my other items.

If you are looking to grow a super fruit in the UK, this is the first one you should look at!

  • Easy to germinate
  • East to grow on
  • Fully frost hardy (they grow well even in Northern Canada and a relative grows them in New Hampshire)
  • Left along by pests
  • Abundant fruiting
  • Very high in vitamins, minerals & anti-intoxicants - Google it!
  • Flexible - grow on allotment, as a colourful standard or in containers.
  • Avoids the air miles of shop bought dried berries (most of which come from China)

Once goji berries bushes are established outside, they are pretty difficult even for the harshest UK weather or most inexperienced gardener to kill!! Only real dislike is if roots submerged in flood water for any length of time, which will kill most plants.

If you look at the 3rd picture, these seedlings were up and away after just 6 days in a heated tray!!!

Sowing Instructions

  • Fill a seeds tray/container with a well sieved compost mix (i.e. no big lumps!)
  • Water thoroughly
  • Sprinkle the goji seeds or add them individually spaced for better results
  • Gently cover them with a thin layer of compost (again no big lumps!)
  • Place on a heated tray or window sill (but out of direct sunlight)
  • Don't let compost dry out
  • Seedlings should appear in 5-15 days depending on the conditions

Potting on & Planting

Once seedlings large enough to handle (several inches or so) pot on to individual small pots  Once fully established in the pot, move to final position in ground or container, planting 1.5-2 feet apart. TOP TIP!!! Goji are easy to germinate, BUT they hate root disturbance. Better to leave them until all crowded then very carefully turn out all the seedlings, selecting the ones with best/longest roots. Place in individual pots, water well and keep out of direct sun eg on a north facing aspect. They will look miserable for a few weeks, then get established at which point you can get them in the sun/warmth.

Training & Pruning

For maximum yield of berries, train and tie in to a wall, fence or wire.

Like many fruits, the berries are formed on wood that developed the previous year

Prune in early spring and feed with general purpose fertilized

Harvest berries in late summer and autumn.

There are lots of videos on goji berry growing on Youtube, but if you have  questions, please feel free to ask!

Olly's General Guide to Seed Sowing!

I love sowing seeds and it runs in the family - dad, granddad and finally my great-granddad for whom the hobby helped him get over his experiences in the Great War. I still get a big kick when I see the first seedling poking through from a new plant that I have never sown before or been successful at. However, even the most experienced gardeners draw "blanks" from time to time. Whilst I sow all the seeds that I sell so I know that they are viable, some are trickier than others and problems can arise so here are some tips to make "blanks" few and far between:

1) Don’t Rush! Tempting though it is when that packet arrives in the post to simply bung the seeds in some compost!

2) Google and YouTube are your friends! Take some time so see the methods other people use to germinate the seed. 

3) Think Nature! What conditions do seeds face? For example a seed from a tropical plant will fall to the warm, wet and dark jungle floor. A seed from the mountains of Europe will fall to the floor in Autumn, then have to endure months of freezing temperatures before germinating in the spring. So as growers, what we are trying to do is to simulate the conditions that the seeds will naturally experience and there are plenty of tricks that can be done to short cut the processes somewhat.

4) Good compost pays dividends. The best investment you can make is to purchase three bags - one of potting compost, one of vermiculite and one of horticultural sand. With these three bags I can make up whatever soil type a particular seed likes (although for most seeds I find a 50/50 mix of compost and vermiculite works just fine) 

5) Rot is your enemy. The single biggest danger to seed germination is rot - either before or after "damping off" the seeds germinate. To reduce the risk, ensure you have good free draining soil mix and that it is moist but not wet. Unless the seed variety absolutely requires it I prefer NOT to cover my seeds trays with plastic bags, Whilst germination is often faster this way, it greatly increases the risk of rot. I prefer to place my seed trans inside a watertight plastic tray and water from the bottom - airflow over the surface reduces the risk.

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