Goji’s are small red berries that can be eaten fresh, dried or frozen. With a flavor similar to cranberries, add them to granola, oatmeal, salsa, fruit salad, juices, jams, etc. Toted as a superfood, it's been an essential part of encouraging strength and longevity in Chinese medicine for over 3,000 years. They are high in antioxidants, amino-acids, protein, vitamin C, beta carotene, fiber, calcium, iron, zinc and selenium. Goji berries have been known to create complications with medicines used to treat diabetes, control blood pressure or blood thinners.
Goji’s are small, sprawling shrubs that appreciate a stake or trellis to grow up. They will bloom in the spring and early summer, and berries can be harvested when they are bright red and come off the plant easily. They like lots of sun, but young plants should be protected from harsh afternoon sun. Well drained soil and regular watering will help set fruit. Gojis are self pollinating, and cold hardy once established.