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Goumi Berry Seed (Eleagnus multiflora)

Goumi Berry Seed (Eleagnus multiflora)

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20 seeds stratified in wet sand.

Goumi berry is a wonderful shrub you may have never heard of. Its origins are in the far east and it certainly brings its adaptability and hardiness to Canada. Goumi is a medium sized shrub going up to 15 feet tall, though keeping it shorter is easy to accomplish through pruning. Goumi produces bright red berries incredibly high in a host of nutrients including lycopene, an amino acid found in moderate amounts in the right varieties of tomatoes and staggeringly high amounts in all varieties of goumi. Another huge benefit goumi conveys to the landscape is its ability to fix nitrogen while living in marginal soils. The flavor of the goumi berry has a surprisingly addictive taste holding a sweet sour combination with a hint of astringency when fully ripe. Great wildlife support plant as birds love to eat the fruit as well and maybe it could be incorporated into chicken run system. Give Goumi a go!

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Planting Directions

Planting Depth: Plant 1/4" to 1/2" deep. Mulch with a layer of sawdust

Nursery Practice: Stratified seed should be sown in air prune flats or pots that can be protected from critters. Once germination begins remove protection and lift air prune flat off the ground. Plant in rich well drained aerated soil. Keep soil moist with deep infrequent waterings.

Planting Out: Seedlings can be field planted out after the 1st or 2nd year out of the home nursery once dormant. Look for a well developed root system and at least 8"-12" of top growth.

The Tree

Height at maturity:Up to 5 meters

Hardiness Zone:


Water Requirements:

light to moderate

Years to bear:



Partial Shade to Full Sun


Self pollinating, but will set better and larger fruit with another friend planted nearby


Adaptable to a wide range of soil types