[NAFEX] Anyone growing goji in zone 4?

John S swim_at_svc at yahoo.com
Thu Jun 25 12:37:53 EDT 2009

This stuff is super easy to propagate from cuttings and tip rooting.  I experience no die off and in fact see leaves on some plants for a good part of the winter.  So far I have not had enough fruit to do anything with except eat raw.  They turn red, then remain blaw tasing (sort of like a bad almost ripe tomato) until they have been hanging red on the plant for about a month (never actually measured the time), then they sweeten up and improve.  My vines grow as fast as kiwi, which means I have to trim them several times a growing season if I expect them to not overpower my autumn olive.  Not a good producer, perhaps because of pollination issues.  It appears that the pollen on a flowen is only viable for a few hours.

--- On Thu, 6/25/09, mIEKAL aND <qazingulaza at gmail.com> wrote:

From: mIEKAL aND <qazingulaza at gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [NAFEX] Anyone growing goji in zone 4?
To: "North American Fruit Explorers" <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
Date: Thursday, June 25, 2009, 8:30 AM

John, what zone are you in, & have you experienced any winter die  
off?  What do you do with the fruit, most often I see it dried in food  
coops being sold for very high prices but imagine one could eat it  
fresh, make preserves out of it, etc.


On Jun 22, 2009, at 5:21 PM, John S wrote:

> I've been growing for about 5 years.  Solitary plants do produce  
> fruit but apparently require the help of an insect to pollinate.   
> I'm growing out some seed to see if another pollinator may help  
> fruit production, as the selection I have only produces limited  
> amounts of fruit.

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