Common name: LYCIUM BARBARUM, CHINESE WOLFBERRY
Plant Classification: Hardy perennial
Minimum Height: 90 cm
Maximum Height: 1.2 meters
Packet Content(approx.): 100
Compact long-lived bushes bear plump, juicy, sweet red fruits bursting with vitamins and minerals, which are produced all summer long, right up to the first frosts. These easy-to-grow, drought-tolerant tomato relatives will grow in any soil, are hardy down to -15c, and can produce 1-2kg of fruit when only 2 years old! These have now been acknowledged as one of the main so-called 'superfruits', a marketing term referring to a fruit which combines exceptional nutrient richness and antioxidant with a pleasant taste. Also known as Wolf Berry, they have actually been established in England for centuries despite the recent upsurge in popularity.
Sowing advice: Sow seeds at any time and cover with 5mm of compost or grit. Place on a warm window sill or in a propagator in a bright place. Germination can be very slow indeed as these are perennial plants and not annuals, so please be very patient. Pot on into 3 inch pots. Plant out in spring into a sheltered position.
$3.26 / packet