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goji berry, advice needed please

Posted: Sun Jan 23, 2011 7:39 pm
by matowakan
This is the third year I have had my Goji berry without any fruit. Could this be the year for fruit?!
Last year was the first time it was covered in flowers but no berries.
I know they dont fruit for the first few years but does anyone know if this year I could get berries as I had flowers last year?
Also how har should I prune it and when?
It is about 10 feet tall in some places ,no problem in growing or looking healthy.
Any advice greatly appreciated

Re: goji berry, advice needed please

Posted: Mon Jan 24, 2011 4:52 pm
by scrap
Just a thought,I'm no expert on fruits and berries,but...
Is the Goji self-pollinating or does it need a mommy/daddy Goji to produce fruit?

Re: goji berry, advice needed please

Posted: Mon Jan 31, 2011 7:20 pm
by matowakan
OOO now you have me ! I have no idea!! I assume they self pollinate but I dont know!1
Thanks for the reply though

Re: goji berry, advice needed please

Posted: Mon Jan 31, 2011 8:42 pm
by Jacqui S
They are self pollinating, I looked into it last week when I bought one. That's about all I know about them though I'm afraid!

Re: goji berry, advice needed please

Posted: Tue Feb 01, 2011 7:45 pm
by scrap
I got a bit curious about the Goji.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goji
This gives us a lot more, but still no clue why your bush refuses to make berries. :dontknow:
The article did mention that Goji's are grown on the floodplains of the Yellow river.
Perhaps it has some special soil requirements?

Re: goji berry, advice needed please

Posted: Sat Feb 05, 2011 10:58 am
by okra
Goji berries usually produce fruit in their third year - so hopefully will fruit this year

Re: goji berry, advice needed please

Posted: Thu Mar 31, 2011 5:31 pm
by fruitcake
mmm, am glad I came across this thread - I've just bought and planted one, so now I know not to be upset when i dont get any berries for the next few years :thumbright:

Re: goji berry, advice needed please

Posted: Mon Apr 11, 2011 3:38 pm
by scrap
I planted one last friday,this thread got me curious... :lol:

Re: goji berry, advice needed please

Posted: Mon Apr 11, 2011 9:07 pm
by Thomzo
okra wrote:Goji berries usually produce fruit in their third year - so hopefully will fruit this year


Mine too - how exciting. :cheers:

Zoe

Re: goji berry, advice needed please

Posted: Sun May 01, 2011 8:33 pm
by scrap
...About those Goji-plants.
Are they a ''late'' type?
Mine was planted a couple 'o weeks ago,and almost everything in my garden is budding like crazy due to the recent warm period.
But not the Goji.
I checked the bare stalks,they're still green and juicy under the bark.
But no sign of leaves,nuffin'.

Should I look for a replacement,or should I just wait for it?

Re: goji berry, advice needed please

Posted: Mon May 02, 2011 8:34 pm
by Thomzo
If mine are anything to go by, then wait, just don't hold your breath. They certainly don't sprint these things.

Zoe

Re: goji berry, advice needed please

Posted: Tue May 03, 2011 6:15 pm
by scrap
Thanks,I'll try to curb my ''Wannawannberrynow''-tantrum. :lol:
Besides,I've got two Pawpaws and a black mullberry to worry about since last week.

Mullberry seems to be in a hurry,the Pawpaws look like rejected Heron's nest material. :dontknow:

Re: goji berry, advice needed please

Posted: Wed May 04, 2011 4:23 pm
by Ellendra
I have a friend who owns an orchard, she says to beat the tips of the branches with a rolled-up newspaper.

Seriously! She says the stress signals the tree/bush/vine to start reproducing, and as long as you aren't beating them hard enough to break branches, it doesn't cause any damage.

Re: goji berry, advice needed please

Posted: Wed May 04, 2011 8:10 pm
by scrap
Right...

I was spotted about half an hour ago by my neighbor,
whacking at my Goji stalks with a piece of cardboard while softly chanting ''groei...groei..groei... ''

All for science,dammit :lol:

Re: goji berry, advice needed please

Posted: Tue May 17, 2011 8:13 am
by Imanairsign
Gogi's aren't the easiest plant. I grew about 15 from seed I got from berries bought in T***o, and of those only one has made it to transpant in my garden. I read on an American growers site that they don't like being transplanted and take a while to settle down.