Qaidam wolfberry fresh fruits are dainty and exquisite, red brilliant, big size, (漏译), they are in the shape of ruby. The fruits are big and red in oval shape with few seeds, the pulp is thick in consistent size and free of crushed fruit, no mould and no impurities. They present excellent quality.
I frutti freschi di goji di Qaidam sono deliziosi e squisiti, di colore rosso brillante, di grandi dimensioni (漏 译), sono a forma di rubino. I frutti sono grandi e rossi in forma ovale con pochi semi, la polpa è spessa in dimensioni consistenti e priva di frutti schiacciati, senza muffe e impurità. Essi presentano una qualità eccellente.
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS FOR REGISTRATION OF GEOGRAPHICAL INDICATION
NAME OF THE GEOGRAPHICAL INDICATION
Chinese name: 柴达木枸杞
Transcription in Latin characters: Chaidamu Gou Qi
Translation for information purposes: Chaidamu Goji Berry
2. CATEGORY OF THE PRODUCT FOR WHICH THE NAME IS PROTECTED
Fruit, vegetables and cereals fresh or processed - Goji berry
Qinghai Province Haixi Prefecture Agriculture Science Institute (Address: No. 8,
Wulan Donglu Road, Delingha City, Haixi Prefecture, Qinghai Province.)
4. PROTECTION IN CHINA
Announcement No. 1925 of the Ministry of Agriculture of the People’s Republic of
Date of Issuance: April 15, 2013
5. DESCRIPTION OF PRODUCT
Qaidam wolfberry fresh fruits are dainty and exquisite, red brilliant, big size, (漏译),
they are in the shape of ruby. The fruits are big and red in oval shape with few seeds,
the pulp is thick in consistent size and free of crushed fruit, no mould and no
impurities. They present excellent quality. They taste sweet with a little bit bitter
aftertaste. They smell like jujube but taste like raisin. According to laboratory test
result, the lycium barbarum polysaccharide (carotene, glycine betaine, and flavone)
contained in Qaidam wolfberry is as high as two times of that contained in the
wolfberries grown in other regions.
Morphology: They belong to deciduous shrub, 2m high with many branches, which
are thin and long in arch shape with edges and thorns. Leaves grow in alternation or
fascicle, which are in ovoid lanceolate shape or ovoid elliptic shape with entire edges,
the front edge is sharp or presents peltate tip, and the surface is light green. The
flowers are purple in funnel shape, the corolla consists of 5 pieces, the petal is longer
than the flower neck with edge hair, calyx is lobed into 3-5 pieces, the flower grows
solitarily or in fascicle. The berries are oval or oblong in crimson or tangerine color.
6. CONCISE DEFINITION OF THE GEOGRAPHICAL AREA
The producing area of Qaidam wolfberries is at Haixi Prefecture, Qinghai Province.
The main producing area is in Dulan County, Delingha City, Golmud City, Wulan
County and Da Qaidam.
All the above regions spread between the elevation of 2675-3500 meters, and are
within the scope of being suitable to growing and protection. The geographic
coordinates: between east longitude 90°05′—99°45′ and north latitude 35°02′
—39°20′. The area covers 286626.16 square meters.
7. LINK WITH THE GEOGRAPHICAL AREA
Qaidam Basin is the main place for planting Qaidam Wolfberry; the average elevation
here ranges from 2675m to 3500m; the annual average rainfall amount is 50~100mm
and the sunshine duration is 3000~3300 hours with intense ultraviolet radiation and
distinct diurnal temperature variation; the sandy soil here is fertile but slightly
salinized; unlike modernized areas, there is no industrial pollution here; the world’s
only wild wolfberry growing belt is just located here. By virtue of above-mentioned
favorable climatic conditions, Qaidam Wolfberry has brighter color, bigger size, less
seed, more fleshy pulp and better taste, besides, it exhibits even and pleasing shape
and leaves a tinge of sweetness after consumption. In such circustances, Qaidam
Woldberry enjoys a price advantage and becomes a hot commodity for many
enterprises. With incomparable natural conditions, Qaidam Basin is particularly
suitable for the growth and cultivation of wolfberries.
8. SPECIFIC RULES CONCERNING LABELLING AND USING (IF ANY)
To use Qaidam wolfberry agricultural product geographical indication (which have
been registered for protection) for the products and packaging, producers/operators of
Qaidam wolfberries within Qaidam wolfberry territorial scope must submit the
application to Qinghai Province Haixi Prefecture Agriculture Science Institute - the
registration certificate holder; and use the indication according to relevant
requirements as well as adopt the standard labeled method of product name combined
with public label of the geographical indication.
9. CONTROL BODY / CONTROL AUTHORITY RESPONSIBLE FOR CHECKING THE
RESPECT OF THE PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS
Center for Agri-Food Quality and Safety, Ministry of Agriculture (Address: No.59,
Xueyuan South Road, Haidian District, Beijing 100081, China)