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Lycium barbarum 'Firecracker'


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Lycium barbarum 'Firecracker' produces its goji berries earlier than 'Dynamite' and is likely hardier.


Description:
Lycium barbarum 'Firecracker' is an early-fruiting variety ripening before 'Dynamite' and said to be hardier. Most gojis are classed as zone 5 but some reports suggest 'Firecracker' can grow in zone 3. The tiny purple flowers are fragrant and self-fertile followed by the bright red fruit held on mounding plants. Gojis are touted as a super food packed with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. They can be eaten fresh or dried.


Common Name: Goji Berry

Family: Solanaceae (The Deadly Nightshade Family)

Zone Hardiness: 3-8

Light: Full Sun, Part Sun

Height: 4-6'

Width: 2-3'

Primary Bloom Colour: Purple

Secondary Bloom Colour: Yellow

Class: Deciduous

Type: Shrub

Bloom Time: Spring - Summer

Soil Moisture: Average, Dry

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: No

Berries: Yes

Berries: Orange

Benefits:

Deer Resistant: Unknown

BC Native: No

Native Habitat:

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Geogrpahical Origin: Asia and the Pacific - Asia - China and Japan

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