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First Lycium andersonii fruit
« on: July 04, 2022, 01:19:29 PM »
Another first in our garden this year is Lycium andersonii fruit!

The description from sacredsucculents.com
Lycium andersonii  “Desert Goji/Wolfberry”
Solanaceae. Densley branched thorned shrub to 3–6’+.  Semi-succulent leaves. Yellow/lavender tubular flowers followed by small round edible berries. Seed from Baja. Drought deciduous. Heat, drought and sun tolerant. A good choice for the arid edible landscape. The berries are rich in beneficial phytonutrients. Z9b/10a?



I was a bit nervous about this one because it is not reported to be cold tolerant enough for here and there are some reports of it being dioecious, it has flowered a lot but the chickens like to eat them so this is the first one that has had time to set. I doubt there is another plant nearby

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Re: First Lycium andersonii fruit
« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2022, 02:25:48 PM »
Just went and picked the fruit as it looked to be ripe from some google comparisons-

really tasty- sweeter than a normal goji berry but has that distinct bitter medicinal flavor at the end- 4 seeds and a small fruit, about the size of a pencil eraser head

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Re: First Lycium andersonii fruit
« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2022, 04:33:15 PM »
more fruit are setting


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Re: First Lycium andersonii fruit
« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2022, 05:45:53 PM »
Interesting to see this here. It is from the deserts so frost wouldn’t be a big deal. I work in landscape architecture and have put together a planting plan around a tribal reservation using native barrier plants. These were included in the palette.

I wouldn’t want to try walking through them

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Re: First Lycium andersonii fruit
« Reply #4 on: July 10, 2022, 01:46:18 PM »
Interesting to see this here. It is from the deserts so frost wouldn’t be a big deal. I work in landscape architecture and have put together a planting plan around a tribal reservation using native barrier plants. These were included in the palette.

I wouldn’t want to try walking through them

Very cool!

Yes they are quite thorny, the only reason these survived the chickens is because it is the central part of the plant and even they wont go in the middle of it

 

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