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sildanani

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Anyone grow black goji berry?
« on: March 10, 2017, 10:41:11 PM »
This species like similar species seems to have many healing properties. Do you all think it has some commercial potential, or selling potential for the plants?
« Last Edit: March 10, 2017, 10:45:03 PM by sildanani »
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Re: Anyone grow black goji berry?
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2017, 06:34:36 PM »
Yes I grow them. Still wait for fruiting... They are interesting. When you put the dry berry to the water, it stay blue at first then violet. Fruits are rich in antioxidants.

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Re: Anyone grow black goji berry?
« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2017, 09:51:32 AM »
Where did you get seeds?
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Re: Anyone grow black goji berry?
« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2017, 04:13:31 PM »
Yes I grow them. Still wait for fruiting... They are interesting. When you put the dry berry to the water, it stay blue at first then violet. Fruits are rich in antioxidants.
Yeah! They'd make a beautiful tea. I would expect it to prefer a climate similar to that of the regular goji. Don't know if they are used fresh or in cereals like red goji.
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Re: Anyone grow black goji berry?
« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2017, 04:36:26 PM »
Where did you get seeds?

Many sellers in Europe offers them. I bought them from Italy . They are long viable seeds.

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Re: Anyone grow black goji berry?
« Reply #5 on: March 22, 2017, 04:40:33 PM »
Yes I grow them. Still wait for fruiting... They are interesting. When you put the dry berry to the water, it stay blue at first then violet. Fruits are rich in antioxidants.
Yeah! They'd make a beautiful tea. I would expect it to prefer a climate similar to that of the regular goji. Don't know if they are used fresh or in cereals like red goji.

They can withstand more drouhgt than regular goji. Very easy to keep plant... I havent an opportunity to taste them so I dont know. May be this year? :)

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Re: Anyone grow black goji berry?
« Reply #6 on: March 31, 2017, 07:43:40 PM »
Just got these seeds from Germany via eBay.  As a general rule, don't order seeds from china. 

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Re: Anyone grow black goji berry?
« Reply #7 on: April 02, 2017, 10:57:37 PM »
Just got these seeds from Germany via eBay.  As a general rule, don't order seeds from china.
That's good to hear! Yeah, ordering seeds from China is a terrible idea. Its ironic, because I'm pretty sure goji originated in China. :o
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Re: Anyone grow black goji berry?
« Reply #8 on: May 11, 2017, 10:30:10 PM »
Got my black(and red) goji seed from fair dinkum seed in Australia
Great selection and reliable service

http://www.australianorganicdirectory.com.au/GARDEN/Seeds/Fair-Dinkum-Seeds.htm

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Re: Anyone grow black goji berry?
« Reply #9 on: May 24, 2017, 06:13:17 PM »
Tradewinds fruits sells the seeds now. They have a lot of seeds that are hard to find.

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Re: Anyone grow black goji berry?
« Reply #10 on: May 25, 2017, 12:47:20 PM »
I ordered some from http://www.plant-world-seeds.com/store/view_seed_item/5539?itemname=GOJI+BERRY+BLACK+PEARLS

I had nearly full germination in January but they seem much more delicate plants then normal goji. Out of 20 seedling only 7 survived to be potted up to 1 gallon pots.
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Re: Anyone grow black goji berry?
« Reply #11 on: June 06, 2017, 03:26:35 PM »
Here's a taste test:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4pYM6Q-LhFs

This guy grew 'em for two years before he got a taste. The result: disappointing. Apparently a medicinal and metallic taste. Personally, I'd still grow them, but I'm glad to know I shouldn't dedicate space to too many of these plants. A couple suffice.

Incidentally, I've heard of a lot of people hating the taste of Red Goji Berries (despite also hearing about good taste reviews). Apparently it's a species thing: L. barbarum is the fruit, with good taste, and L. chinense is a leaf vegetable with bad-tasting fruit. This other guy grows L. barbarum 'Crimson Star' and L. chinense 'Sweet Lifeberry', and he also does a taste test:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R7VRKZYzPfM

Apparently, L. chinense tastes like a weird pepper, while L. barbarum is sweeter, juicier, with a raisin-like berry flavor.

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Re: Anyone grow black goji berry?
« Reply #12 on: June 06, 2017, 03:33:36 PM »
Ordered some seeds from an Ebay seller in Nevada. 

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Re: Anyone grow black goji berry?
« Reply #13 on: June 15, 2017, 07:45:15 PM »
Yes, it seems that black goji is strictly good for medicinal purposes. I have red goji plants that flowered last year but produced not fruits. It hasn't flowered for 2017 yet. Maybe this year?:)
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Re: Anyone grow black goji berry?
« Reply #14 on: June 24, 2017, 03:40:54 PM »
I grow them here in the UK, I didnt get any fruit from it last year, it flowered though, im hoping to get some this year though as its got lots of flowers on it and the bush is huge. I just bought the plant from the supermarket here in the UK.

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Re: Anyone grow black goji berry?
« Reply #15 on: July 25, 2017, 10:39:05 AM »
Fairdinkumseeds in Australia has these seeds with great germination rates. However I've tried growing them twice but have yet to keep them alive to fruiting...

 

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