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Has anyone a nicely fruiting goji berry (Australia) and would sell or swap some cuttings with me? If you are in Sydney Blue Mountains or Lithgow area I could come myself.
I swapped a berry at the market but the owener of the bush said it never fruited and she thinks that her suburb might be too warm. But I assume it is maybe a seedling which does not like to fruit.
I want that plant!!! Are seedlings as good as cuttings? Could I start them early inside on a heating mat or do they need a lot of light?
 
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I read, that they grow very easily from seeds. I got my plant from my neighbor, who doesn't like them too much, and they grow like crazy. Started nice and slow, and now are popping up within my whole little garden space, so keep that in mind. Worse than blackberries. However, leaves are edible, and people have made great healing tinctures from the whole plant, including roots (good for liver, if I recall correctly), so I do not mind, I just cut them or pull them.
Sorry, I am in US, otherwise I would gladly let you take as many rootlings as you want.
 
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The only striking method that worked for me is to leave about 4 leaves at the top and bury the rest of the cutting up to below 2cm of the leaves. And this needs to be done in spring summer.
Even than success rate is about 70%

Suckers are popping up from eveywhere in my garden too. I transplanted some and they are growing.
 
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Thanks for that. I probably go with the seeds first.  I wonder weather there are any improved varieties in Australia. did you get fruit yet?
 
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Yes, I am getting fruit. Goji gives fruit from the branches that has grown the same year. I am fighting with blue eyed little birds to get some though.
It grows a lot of suckers and turns into a madness quickly, some pruning is necessary
 
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