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Fygee

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Looking for Maqui Berry seeds/plants.
« on: May 02, 2018, 05:58:36 PM »
AKA Aristotelia chilensis. Would like to give this one a go.
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Re: Looking for Maqui Berry seeds/plants.
« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2018, 10:17:41 PM »
Tradewinds did have them a couple weeks back not sure if still in stock

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Re: Looking for Maqui Berry seeds/plants.
« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2018, 10:59:18 PM »
If you can't find another source, logees has small plants available.

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Re: Looking for Maqui Berry seeds/plants.
« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2018, 01:11:50 AM »
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Re: Looking for Maqui Berry seeds/plants.
« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2018, 11:33:23 AM »
i actually just bought one yesterday when i saw this
i was so excited... i ha been wanting one for a long time
i remember seeing them at Logees, but they were out of stock both times i had looked.

Then (after i just ordered)
i remembered they are dioecious ...

damn...
i have to wonder what i am geting
and how long before i know if its male or female ?
did i need to get 3 or 4 of them ?

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Re: Looking for Maqui Berry seeds/plants.
« Reply #5 on: May 04, 2018, 11:51:40 AM »
From what I've read, they are male and female, but the female will produce fruit with or without pollination. Pollinated fruit will have seeds, whereas unpollinated will not.
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Re: Looking for Maqui Berry seeds/plants.
« Reply #6 on: May 04, 2018, 11:53:36 AM »
just got this from them.
but, that makes me wonder how they "know" its female ?

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Good morning,

The Maqui berry is not grafted and is a self-producing plant. It doesn’t need an addition plant for pollination or fruit production. Please let us know if you have any other questions or concerns.

Thank you,
Logee’s Customer Service

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Re: Looking for Maqui Berry seeds/plants.
« Reply #7 on: May 04, 2018, 12:27:09 PM »
I would presume that if its not mature enough to flower, they wouldn't know.

The cool thing about these is that they propagate very easily from cuttings. If someone somewhere out there has a known female plant, hopefully they'll show up here and be willing to share.

Failing that I'll be happy to once I'm able to acquire one.
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Re: Looking for Maqui Berry seeds/plants.
« Reply #8 on: May 09, 2018, 10:35:51 AM »
i founjd out from Logees that it is grown from cuttings.

i still dont know if its from a female plant, or a named variety, a plant that has herm flowers etc....
and thats still after 4 emails.

talking to Logees is like pulling teeth...
with a very small tweezer.

I am not real happy with them now, as it is.
i had gotten a Schizandra plant that  had no leaves, then eventually died.
i dont see what i could have done to kill it
but, they will not replace it.

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Re: Looking for Maqui Berry seeds/plants.
« Reply #9 on: May 09, 2018, 12:10:53 PM »
Kind of like starting a temperate nursery in the Tropics. Thanks Loogie's!

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Re: Looking for Maqui Berry seeds/plants.
« Reply #10 on: May 09, 2018, 02:31:50 PM »
Appreciate the detective work greenmad62! Hopefully they'll eventually provide you with the correct info.
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Re: Looking for Maqui Berry seeds/plants.
« Reply #11 on: May 14, 2018, 05:26:41 PM »
Mine single plant set flowers and now tiny fruits forming, however i have missed the flower stage so not sure if it is hermafrodite or just female.. lets wait for fruits if there will be any seeds in them...



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