African Boxthorn (Lycium ferocissimum)


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Purple flowers

 

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Dense growth to over head height.

 

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The berry – that’s what it’s all about!

 

African Boxthorn (Lycium ferocissimum) is a prickly customer. Long spines are the bane of farmers and foragers alike.

Boxthorn has tasty red berries that care well worth the effort of fighting the thorns. It’s not really that bad, there’s enough berries on the outside of the plant to get easily with only a minor jab or two.

It’s been a great tradition in Australia to make a tasty jam from the berries.

Delicious!

 

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