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    ^^^ I saw it mentioned in some Portugal permaculture blog as something that did well there - don't remember the details though
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    It’s very hardy, I planted mine out as a twig and it’s growing nicely. Not very big but it’s already producing berries

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    On clearing a neglected plot, I came across a rampant 7ft tall willow-looking weed.

    Yep, goji berry. It was unsold after our open day and tossed into the nettles ...
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    My mum has one in a sunny spot for the past three years from a rooted cutting and found it was berrying after the second year. She has been having it as a herbal drink with about 5 or so berries that comes through daily as it's considered to be a superfood.

    I've noticed them growing in Morrisons (I think it's the right s/m) for about £2/3.

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    Well I have just "ripped out" our gojiberry. We had a few small flowers and about 5 berries that were very small and tasteless. It had a big root that took some pulling. Anyway it is shredded now and in a plastic bag being "heat" treated. Being a glutton for punishment we have been given a passion flower and that is now in the position recently vacated by the gojiberry. (I would have gone for a fig but there you are).

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    I brought a goji berry the other week for £2 at our local Morrisons..its sitting on the bedroom window sill and i plan to put in in a container outside next year when the warmer weather arrives..im not really expecting too much but will see what happens..:-)

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    My experience is that it is a rampant, untidy grower with long straggly stems and occasional thorns, growing well even in my very poor soil. Cropping is very light.

    The wood mice eat the berries before we get a chance.

    We have several plants produced from cuttings some years ago and they're all going to be removed this winter.
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    I planted a Morrison one in a big pot and haven't moved it out the greenhouse yet. It's awfully untidy.

    I like the fruits on my cereal, something a bit different from my usual soft fruits. Reading peoples' experiences on the web (which I should have done *before* buying it) it would seem it's going to stay very untidy, and crop poorly.

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