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Fruit Shanghai Express

Fruit Shanghai Express

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Lycium barbarum. Goji berries have had lots of media attention in recent years, and are thought to be a super-food. They are certainly rich in nutrients, being packed with vitamins and minerals as well as amino acids and essential fatty acids. Five carotenoids are found in Goji berries: beta-carotene, zeaxanthin, lutein, lycopene, and cryptoxanthin. All of these are reputed to contribute to overall health and disease resistance in humans. Even the leaves of the Goji plant are edible and nutritious!

In its third year of growth, Shanghai Express goji seeds Goji plant can produce over 6 lbs of fruit. Shanghai Express is a wonderful variety that grows well in northern latitudes. Plants are extremely cold hardy to -20°C (-4°F).

    • Super-food rich in nutrients
    • Can produce 6 lbs of fruit in third year
    • Berries can be frozen or dried
    • Contains five carotenoids
    • Leaves are edible and nutritiou

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Latin

Lycium barbarum
Family: Solanaceae

Difficulty

Moderately difficult

Season & Zone

Exposure: Full sun
Zone: Hardy to Zone 3 — Goji dislikes extreme cold or heat

Timing

Sow indoors about 6 to 8 weeks before the last frost. It’s important to cultivate strong seedlings, so once the seeds sprout, use generous artificial light.

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