Introduction of Chinese Wolfberry (Goji berries) Species

Ningxia wolfberry

(1) Ningxia wolfberry
Originally distributed in the northwest, now introduced to the northern provinces. The quality of Lycium barbarum produced in Zhongning County of Ningxia is the best. It is the “Red Treasure” of “Ningxia Five Treasures”. Berry Oval, oval or broadly ovate, 8-20 m long, 5-10 mm in diameter, red or orange, fleshy pericarp

 Zhonghua wolfberry

(2) Zhonghua wolfberry
They are distributed in Northeast China, Hebei, Shanxi, Shaanxi, Southern Gansu, Southwest China, Central China, South China, and Eastern China. They are cultivated or wild in Korea, Japan, and Europe. Berry red, egg
Shape. The apex is pointed or blunt, 7-15 mm in length and 5-8 mm in diameter.

Black wolfberry or Black Fruit Lycium barbarum

(3) Black wolfberry or Black Fruit Lycium barbarum
Distribution in Shaanxi, Ningxia, Qinghai, Tibet, Xinjiang and other provinces and Europe and Central Asia. Berries purple-black, globular, sometimes slightly depressed at the apex, The diameter is 49mm.

Xinjiang wolfberry

(4) Xinjiang wolfberry
Born in Xinjiang, Gansu, Qinghai, Central Asia, on slopes, beaches or oases at altitudes of 1200-2700 M. Berries oval or rectangular, 7 mm long left Right, red.

Shanxi wolfberry.

(5) Shanxi wolfberry.
Distribution in Shanxi, northern Shaanxi, Inner Mongolia, Gansu, Ningxia and other provinces and regions. It often grows on rocky hillsides, sandy slopes, hills, fields or roadsides in sandy areas. It is a unique variety in China. Berries are rectangular or oval.It is 5-8 mm long and has a small tip at the top.

Gobi sand beach wolfberry.

(6) Gobi sand beach wolfberry.
Distribution in Gobi sand beach, natural cluster. Berry ovate or ovate
Spherical, about 5mm long, red when mature.

Yunnan wolfberry

(7) Yunnan wolfberry
is produced in Yunnan Province (Luquan and Jingdong counties); it was born in the wet place of riverside sandy land or in the jungle at an altitude of 1360-1450 meters, and its fruit is globular in diameter.
Mm, yellow-red, with a distinct longitudinal groove after drying.

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