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Red Currant vs Goji Berry

Ribes rubrum

Lycium barbarum

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(new stock expected: later this season)

ONLY AVAILABLE BY CONTRACT GROW

Red Currant
Goji Berry

Red Currant is a deciduous shrub native to western Europe. It features five-lobed, maple-like leaves, and bright red berries that can be used in jams, sauces, and fresh eating.

Although this shrub is self-fertile, it will be more productive if another pollinator is present. For year over year high yields, ensure you fertilize (bone meal), prune, and mulch your Red Currant shrub.

Goji Berry is a woody, deciduous perennial known for its hearty, bright orange-red berries. It typically produces light lavender flowers from June through September, with fruit maturation taking place between August and October.

Goji Berry berries are delicious, nutrient rich, high in antioxidants, and are often called a super fruit. Many describe their flavour as being like a tart cherry tomato.

Goji Berry 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.

Note: Unfortunately this difficult to grow species is not currently scheduled to grow at TreeTime.ca. Perhaps try purchasing seed from SeedTime.ca and growing your own? Or sign up for a restock notification above.

RED CURRANT QUICK FACTS

GOJI BERRY QUICK FACTS

Zone: 3a
Zone: 2a
Height: 1.5 m (5 ft)
Height: 3 m (10 ft)
Spread: 1.2 m (4 ft)
Spread: 1.5 m (5 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: dry, normal
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
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: medium
Life span: short
Maintenance: medium
Suckering: none
Suckering: none
Pollution tolerance: medium
Pollution tolerance: medium





Other Names: goji, wolfberry


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