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How to Grow Goji Berries

By on January 30, 2013

Goji berries, or wolfberries as they are sometimes calld, are easy to grow! In this video, Tricia will show you how to grow goji berries in your own backyard!

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I have some Goji seeds have sprouted in small cups. They are about 1"tall. Do I wait for the second set before transplanting? I’m pretty excited about this plant and hope these 5 seedlings survive. Great video by the way!

Posted by Terry on Feb. 10, 2017 at 4:00:34 PM

Terry, I would wait until the plant is bigger before transplanting. I think it should have at least a good growth of leaves before setting out, and make sure you put it in soil that is slightly alkaline.

Posted by Suzanne at on Feb. 13, 2017 at 4:31:05 PM


Where would be a good place to order Goji rhizomes (root stock)?

Posted by Dustin on Feb. 15, 2017 at 2:17:07 PM


My Goji plants are about 4 years old, in 20 gallon smart pots and have never been pruned.  Each pot currently has about 20 stalks ranging from 24” to 6’ in height and are covered in little green shoots.  What is my best approach for starting to get these under control and producing more berries?

Posted by R DeHart on Feb. 21, 2017 at 3:13:18 PM

R DeHart, this is from our growing guide for goji berries, “When the plant reaches two feet in height, prune all bottom branches up to 15” from the soil and pinch out growing tips to create a bushier appearance.  Ineffective, non-bearing branches that appear straight and smooth and grow rapidly may be removed. Regular pruning will help maintain gojis as attractive bush, hedge, trellis or container plant.”
Hope that answers your question.

Posted by Suzanne at on Feb. 24, 2017 at 1:29:17 PM

Dustin, you can purchase gojis from us! Here is the link to the bare root,
We also carry it potted as well.

Posted by Suzanne at on Feb. 24, 2017 at 1:39:39 PM


I just read that I am supposed to trim back the goji in the fall, i didn’t. It’s has been in the ground for a year now…
Is it there anything I can do now to help it produce more now?
It’s long and leggy now…

Posted by Robin J. on Mar. 27, 2017 at 7:54:45 AM

Robin, Tricia talks about pruning the goji the second year in the video. You can prune off the growing tips that will encourage more branching.

Posted by Suzanne at on Apr. 04, 2017 at 1:44:08 PM


If I plant one root, will it spread? I.e, do. I need to worry about containing the shoots, like the problem the bamboo plants creat? Thank you!

Posted by BJ on May. 07, 2017 at 10:10:22 AM

BJ, Goji plants will spread, but not like a running bamboo. You can easily control the size of the plant by pruning. It won’t hurt to grow it in a pot, but it needs to be deep since the goji puts off a long tap root.

Posted by Suzanne at on May. 08, 2017 at 10:27:27 AM

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