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    Default Goji berry

    Not entirely sure this is a fruit but please move if not in the right place.

    Does anyone grow the goji berry plant? I managed to buy a small plant which is sitting in the house but would like to plant it outside if possible as our house is tiny. The RHS advice is to keep indoors in the first year.

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    Oh thank you veggiechicken!

    We use the dried berries in chinese herbal soups, it adds alot of sweetness but most people don't eat the berries as they get discarded after (at least, I don't eat them). I'd be really chuffed if I got them to grow (though sounds like they don't taste good eaten raw...).
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    If you plant it out it should survive and will grow quickly, my experience is similar to those mentioned in the link posted by vc. A lot of growth, but no fruit, im moving it to the allotment in autumn in the hope it does better there. If not, il use it for hedging
    The berries do have an acquired taste which I don't mind
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    *Warning* - I've been trying to kill of my goji bush for a couple of years now - seems I'm going to have to treat it more like a tree and dig out any sort of potential root / rooting material. It is in a tricky to get to place on my plot so that might be a big part of the issue I'm having...

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    I planted mine straight out when I bought it,says on the label they’re frost resistant & needs to be cut back,that’s good it’s growing all over the place,there’s some info here & a picture of a flower

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    I had mine in a pot outside in the garden and it survived OK, even though it did get blown over several times. I've just popped it into the ground in the New Territories.

    Goji shrubs will sucker so you'll have to remember to dig out the runners when they go too far - similar to blackberries and raspberries.

    Not had any flowers yet but it's only a wee young thing so I'll give it a couple of years to see how it goes on the plot.

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    I bought another Goiji berry seedling this summer and planted straight outside (Uk) with no ill effect. It's grown really well - no berries but it is the first year. My first Goiji berry was planted out straight into the garden (UK) and it grew really well, put out berries too, but not that many. Had it a couple of years before moving house. I'll be planting Goiji berry in Portugal this autumn so will be interesting to see if there is a difference in fruiting in a hotter climate.
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