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GOJI BERRY PLANTS I DRIED BERRY & PLANT PRICES  I PAYING WITH PAYPAL I DISCLAIMER I


CURRENT STOCK OF DRIED GOJI BERRIES HAVE SOLD OUT & WILL BE AVAILABLE AGAIN ABOUT OCTOBER 2009

SORRY ABOUT ANY INCONVENIENCE

 

 

 

SPECIALISING IN AUSTRALIA-WIDE EXPRESS Deliveries

of dried goji berries & goji berry plants

to all Australian States - QLD, NSW, ACT, SA, VIC, WA, TAS & NT

 

WHAT ARE GOJI BERRIES

 

Goji berries are known by the botanical name of Lycium barbarum. The small red berries grow on what is best described as a ‘vine-shrub’. It is not a vine as such with tendrils, but rather (in its natural state) more like a shrub with stems that can be both straight and upright, or lowered and sprawling. The plant’s shape can be manicured for ease of growing by cutting.

Although there are many recorded varieties of Lycium growing throughout the world and much research has been done on their miraculous healing qualities, the ‘mother of all Lyciums’ is reputed to have originated from an area around Tibet.

In fact, so great did the Chinese believe this berry to be, that they brought it into their country and used it not only medicinally, but also in their day-to-day cooking, commonly in their vegetable and meat soups.

Because the goji berry ‘fruits’ only once a year (during summer), the berry is dried for year-round use.

Lyciums generally have an extensive root system, which gives them the ability to ‘search and seek’ the earth for the nutrients they require to survive. This extensive root system not only gives the goji berry the ability to survive incredible climatic and environmental influences (i.e. temperatures ranging from -27ºC to 39ºC plus) but also allows it to ‘spring back to life’ after its winter dormancy of ‘seeming death’.

This ‘uncanny ability to survive’ allows the goji berry to grow in poor soils, but it does very well if grown in more fertile soils. The goji berry has the ability to store in its berry, an indeed very nutritious food, and accordingly, it would be expected, that these unique characteristics are passed from the berry to those who consume it. All parts of the goji berry plant have been traditionally eaten as the season’s bounty: - i.e. leaves, flowers, berries, bark and roots.

If you were to grow the goji berry plant yourself (as organically as possible) then you could also produce a very high quality goji berry. Our Australian climate is so varied, so the goji berry will also have different growing characteristics, depending on which part of Australia it is planted.

The current stock of goji berries I am selling are IFOAM organically grown in Inner Mongolia and are deliciously sweet in taste. Although it is more economical to purchase larger quantities of goji berries, you may purchase a small 200g or 440g bag initially and place a larger order later if you like them. These berries are very sweet in taste. You will notice a difference immediately if you have been eating other brands which are rather bland by comparison.

After consumption of these very special berries, don’t be surprised if you burst into song or infuse those who surround you with your infectious laughter. It is because of this reported effect on many people that the goji berry is also known as the ‘Happy Berry’.

 

Bringing you the dried berry & the living plant of

“The Great Red berry”