In fact, the Chinese region where they are grown and eaten on a daily basis boasts far more people living to the age of 100 than elsewhere in the country, and many say it is because they eat the berries every day.


– J. Musser Sep 1 '14 at 22:50. Name – Lycium barbarum Family – Solenaceae (nightshade family) Type – fruit shrub. The history of goji berries. 5 Health Benefits of Goji Berries. chinense is also grown. Goji berries contain a chemical component called beta-sitosterol. The berries do taste somewhat like a squashy green bell pepper. Photo by Flickr Commons/ScotNelson. I don't like them fresh.
barbarum, though some Lycium chinense Mill. Goji berries bloom and fruit continuously throughout the growing season, until the first frost.

Goji berry is a superfood that has been prized in traditional Chinese medicine for centuries. Height – 3 to 10 feet (1 to 3 m) In China, where most of the world's commercial Goji berry production is found, most plants with high quality fruit are of Lycium barbarum L. var. Goji berries, also known as wolfberries, are small red berries native to Asia. To discourage fungal disease, you should prune goji shrubs to encourage sunlight penetration.

Pruning is necessary to maximize goji berry production and keep the shrub in check. Goji berries, also known as wolfberries, are hardy plants that are drought tolerant and grow in zones 3-10 .

1 @J.Musser - I'd rather not grow crops that require systemic fungicides just to survive. When I grew them, they did well, the worst thing was powdery mildew, which isn't too bad if you catch it early. Photo by iStock/lzf.
Goji berries were used in ancient Chinese medicine for thousands of years to treat a number of ailments ranging from liver and kidney problems to issues with the skin, eyes, immune system and digestive tract.

Goji is also known by a number of other names including goji berry, wolfberry, boxthorn, and matrimony vine. This may help decrease the size of overgrown cells and can cause apoptosis, or “cell suicide,” in tumor cells. Photo by iStock/VladimirFLoyd . The goji berry shrub is trending ever since its health benefits and antioxidant properties have been acknowledged.Lycium is the name of the plant, and its delicious berries have invaded shelves in supermarkets and drugstores alike.. General Goji berry facts. A brightly colored orange/red fruit with a slightly sour flavor, they are considered a superfood because they are alleged to boost the immune system and brain activity, protect against heart disease and cancer, and improve life expectancy.

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