(Antioxidant Fruit)

ZONE: Hardy to USDA Zone 5
EXPOSURE: Full sun, will tolerate a bit of shade.
HEIGHT: 5-7’
WATER: Water regularly for best fruit set and quality.
SOIL: Well drained
STAKING: Goji likes to creep along the ground but can be staked by bundling the strongest 3—5 canes around a stake.

FERTILIZING: Apply fertilizer formulated for flowering woody plants in early spring as new growth begins. Rose fertilizer is an excellent choice.

PESTS: Insects or disease will not bother the Goji, however birds, deer, and raccoons like them. If you find they have been snacking you may use netting or repellent.

PRUNING: Goji does not require pruning, however to make it more manageable you may prune lightly. This will also encourage branching and production of vigorous new growth.

HARVESTING: Goji begins ripening in early summer. They grow sweeter as they mature on the plant. They should be plucked off by hand when they are brilliant red and taste sweet.

8 cups Big Lifeberry Gojis
8 cups Tomatoes, peeled and diced
4 cloves of garlic, minced
1 Tbsp Black Pepper
¼ cup Salt
¾ cup Sugar
1 cup White Vinegar
3 Onions, chopped
4 Green Peppers, chopped
15 Jalapeno Peppers, minced
12 oz. can Tomato Paste

Bring all ingredients (except tomato paste) to boil. Simmer 45 minutes. After 30 minutes, add tomato paste.

Yields 8 quarts