Wolfberry, popularly known as Goji berry, is a fruiting shrub of the nightshade family that produces small, oblong, red, edible fruit about 2cm long, of a bitter-sweet taste and after drying, sweet and sour. Goji berries are considered one of the healthiest fruits in the world. For thousands of years the healing properties of Goji berries have been used in traditional Chinese and Japanese medicine. It's fruting in summer (August-September). Stems covered with thorns, leaves lanceolate, oblong, with a length of up to 10cm, grows to about 1-3m high. High frostresistance up to -30°C. It needs permeable soil, of a pH of neutral to slightly alkaline.
|Variety of big orange-red oval fruits, reaching 1.5-2cm long, sweet taste with a hint of bitterness. After drying, loses the bitter taste. Ripen from August to October. Leaves - light green, oblong, of length 6-10cm. Habit - dense; stems - limp. |
Cornelian cherry is a fruiting and ornamental shrub that occurs naturally in south-eastern Europe and south-western Asia. It bears fruit in August. Fruits are red, sweet, very tasty with a length of about 2cm and shape resembling olives. The fruit can be eaten raw and dried, but are also ideal for making preserves. The shrub has a low soil requirement, prefers a pH from slightly acidic to neutral. It is increasingly popular in Europe and North America, not only because of the fruit, but also its decorative value.
Serviceberry is a kind of fruit-bearing shrub belonging to the family Rosaceae, naturally occurring in the areas of North America. Due to the taste and health qualities of the fruits as well as the decorative look of the shrubs throughout the year, they are very popular in Canada and are becoming a promising novelty in European countries. Fruits are mild in taste, sweet, purple and dark blue. It's fruting from mid-June to mid-July. Habit loose, upright. Reaches about 2-5m in height depending on variety. The shrub is completely resistant to frost.