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Blackcurrant vs Goji Berry

Ribes nigrum

Lycium barbarum

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(new stock expected: fall of 2018)

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(new stock expected: fall of 2018)

Blackcurrant
Goji Berry

Blackcurrant is a medium-sized shrub producing delicious, deep purple to black sweet berries suitable for jams, jellies, syrups and cordial.

Our Blackcurrant is grown from seed from the "Ben" series of Blackcurrant cultivars, developed by the Mylnefield Research Station in Scotland with a focus on cold hardiness and heavy commercial fruit production. Our seedlings will be slightly different due to hereditary differences but will be very similar to this series.

Goji Berry is a woody, deciduous perennial known for its hearty, bright orange-red berries. Goji Berry typically produces light lavender flowers from June through September, with fruit maturation taking place between August and October. Goji Berries are delicious, believed to be nutrient rich, high in antioxidants, and often called a super fruit.

Many describe their flavour as being like a tart cherry tomato.

Goji has a very unusual growth habit where it is somewhat like a vine, but also very much a tree. Many growers remark on its unusual and attractive qualities with the purple flowers and bright red berries contributing to its appeal.

BLACKCURRANT QUICK FACTS

GOJI BERRY QUICK FACTS

Zone: 2a
Zone: 2a
Height: 1.8 m (6 ft)
Height: 3 m (10 ft)
Spread: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Spread: 1.5 m (5 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: dry, normal
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Berries: dark purple to black berries
Berries: small orange-red berries (1-2 cm) that are considered a "superfood". Berries ripen between July and October
Flowers: lavender or purple
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: medium
Life span: short
Life span: short
Maintenance: low
Suckering: none
Suckering: none
Pollution tolerance: medium
Pollution tolerance: medium





Other Names: european black currant
Other Names: goji, wolfberry


Ships To Canada: yes
Ships to USA: no
Ships To Canada: yes
Ships to USA: yes