Goji plants from seed
I now have a tray of goji seedlings raised from seeds that were extracted from dried goji berries. I obtained the dried berries from a ‘trail mix’ bought at a local supermarket. The seeds are the size of poppy-seeds and there are maybe a dozen in a single berry. I steeped them for a few minutes then drained them and dried them on a paper tissue to get rid of any flesh, which I though might encourage fungus if left.Germination was rapid -about a week and it looks like every seed germinated.
There’s an issue about importing bare-rooted goji plants from abroad due to the risk of viruses that could transfer to potato and tomato crops – but seeds and dried fruit are ok.
Goji plants seem to be very hardy and easy to grow and good croppers, so I’m going to have no shortage of vitamin C next in a year or two.
I already have two plants that I bought earlier this year. They’re growing quite vigorously and cuttings were very easy – just leave soft cuttings in water until roots appear!
however, using the seeds will let me give away hundreds of plants without snipping constantly.
- 8 Jul, 2009
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