Wolfberry (Lycium barbarum) is a classic double-edged sword of a plant. On the plus side, this deciduous shrub, also called goji berry, is hardy to at least Zone 6 and produces tasty red fruit high in antioxidants and vitamins A and C. On the minus side, it can be invasive if untended.
Keeping this in view, how long does it take to grow goji berries?
It will take longer before you can harvest goji berries grown from seeds. If grown from seeds, the plants require at least three years of growing before producing fruit in their fourth year in a container.
How big do Goji berry plants grow?
As many as 18 acres were under cultivation at one point in California. The Goji plant is a slightly thorny deciduous woody shrub, typically 3 to 6 feet tall when cultivated and pruned, though plants can reach 12 feet tall in their natural state.
What does a fresh goji berry taste like?
The dried variety is a bit more palatable. It still has that slightly bitter taste, but with more tartness and a sweet aftertaste (source). I guess you could compare goji berries to cranberries, sour plums or sour cherries. I happen to like tart berries and fruits, so I found goji berries pretty good.