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HI WOULD ANYONE KNOW WHERE I CAN PURCHASE A Aristotelia chilensis [Mol.] Stuntz, ElaeocarpaceaE OR MAQUI PLANT.
REGARDS

WAYNE
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BJ says...
Try Bunnings. They are selling lots at my local, the same folks that do the other potted plants- Goji, Blueberry, sublime, dwarf pomegranate etc.
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John Mc says...
Yes, every Bunnies I've been to on the Central Coast and Newcastle have them ATM. You'll pay $29.95 for a plant about 1m high in an 8" pot.
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BJ says...
Are they any good?

I was intrigued by them when I saw them in Bunnies. I know very little about them and that happens very rarely with a Bunnings plant...
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viscomini says...
these berries contain the highest level of antioxidants and help to reduce cholestrol, weight and general wellbeing.
i have been eating acai berrie which have very similar elements and it has made a world of difference, looks like ill be stoppin at bunnies tomorrow LOL
my guys at work used to eat them as kids in chile and said they are really tasty also, can't wait!
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viscomini says...
hi all, picked up the maqui plants from bunnies yesterday, does anyone know how wide these grow and how long before i might expect some fruit, it says around 3-5mtrs can i expect that in circumfrence also?
any ways its in the ground with plenty room to grow, now on the look out for acai berry palm.
thanks for all the help.
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Violet_Cactus says...
I've been looking in Victorian Bunnings but there are no Aristotelia chilensis plants to be found.
Anyone in Melbourne seen Maqui berry plants for sale anywhere?
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denise says...
For inexpensive seeds check out chileflora on google
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Rob says...
Hey Violet i know my mum bought one from Warnambool Bunnings yesterday. Not quite Melbourne but closeish??
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Jacksprat says...
I bought one at Bunnings Coffs Harbour only to find when I investigated that the Maqui Berry is dioecious.

'Dioecious refers to a plant population having separate male and female plants. That is, no individual plant of the population produces both microgametophytes (pollen) and megagametophytes (ovules); individual plants are either male or female.' Wikipedia

This is not spelled out on the label which just says two or three plants will supply a family. You cannot be sure you have a male or female plant especially as these plants look to be bred from cuttings, perhaps all off a female tree? Who would know?
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John Mc says...
Hi Jacksprat,
There are dioecious fruit trees that produce fruit without a pollinator, they just don't produce any seeds.
I don't think they are cuttings, IMHO.
I bought three plants, and have half a dozen cuttings under propagation. See what happens.
The growth is very fast, they're over 1800mm tall already. I'm going to cut the tops off to get them to branch out.
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Violet_Cactus says...
Thanks Rob and Denise.
I've now emailed Bunnings to ask which store near me stocks them, and I'm taking a look at the Chileflora page, which is very interesting!

The following day... success! Bunnings replied, and now I own two healthy Maqui plants!
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fruitist says...
Hi BJ,

Can you please tell me which Bunnings store sell this Maqui Berry plants. I rang Browns Plains and Underwood but they have never heard the plant.

Also, where did you buy the Eugenia myrcianthes (Tropical Apricot) from?

Many thanks in advance.
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BJ says...
Hi Fruitist. Stafford still had quite a few Maqui plants two weeks ago. E. Myrcianthes I picked up from Forbidden Fruits.
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fruitist says...
Thnx for the reply, BJ. 2 questions for all here:
1) for those who have bought the plants from Bunnings, do the plants look like they were grown from seeds or cuttings?

2) for those who did the cuttings: have your cuttings started to take and grow?
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John Mc says...
Hey frutist,
They're not cuttings, they're grown from seed.
Might be a bit early for cuttings, all the growth is too green/soft.
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Jiri says...
Could someone clarify this? If Bunning's plants come from seed then there is chance that if I buy only one plant I may end up with a male one and therefore with no fruits?
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denise says...
But perhaps you get a female tree with no male to set fruits
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John Mc says...
The label suggests you buy more than one.
The plants may be Pathenocarpic, that's OK providing you have female plants.

Pathenocarpic is the ability to set fruit without pollination.

I have some heal cuttings under propogation from some secondary branching. Can't see any reason why they shouldn't strike.
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BJ says...
I picked up a few from Bunnings Carseldine today. about 2m tall, so have already lopped the tops off and am hoping to get some cuttings to strike - in this weather!
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fruitist says...
Let me know how the cuttngs are doing in 2 weeks time. I assume you take cutting from different trees and label them. Do you use root hormome and mist bag? I will try a couple myself today.
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John Mc says...
I havn't had any luck yet. I've been trying to strike the secondary branching under heat in a poly house. It might be a bit hot atm. Definately have to up the humidity.
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Merilyn says...
Both the Bunnings stores in Townsville have the Maqui trees $29.95, but the plants in Fairfield Central are in better shape. I bought a tree (3rd attempt)last night, and already the leaves are a little wilted and the stem is not as secure as it was in the pot. I bought a 4th tree tonight and this will be my final attempt for a while.My first two trees shrivelled up and dropped their leaves. Bunning have a policy that you can take the tree back if it dies within 3 months, so I did and that funded the 3rd tree and a couple of hibiscuses. I have read on the internet that it comes from the temperate rainforests of Chile and Patagonia and I am thinking that even in the shade, Townsville is just too hot for this tree. I am interested to know if anyone else has had success with Maqui in the tropics - and yes it wet season at present and raining a few times a week, so it is not a drought factor. Maybe the soil is too warm and wet and root fungal attacks are happening. I am going to use a lot of sandy mix with our clayish soil. We have many other fruit trees, but I am close to giving up on the Maqui.
On the other hand, a nearly dead pecan nut has been resurrected and sprouting even above the graft.
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fruitist says...
The tree I bought from Bunnings is doing well under shade cloth in Brisbane weather. No wilted leaves. I don't think wet root is an issue as my pot is sitting in a 1 inch deep permanent water channel for the last 4 weeks due to constant rains and a smaller pot sitting on top. It is still doing really well. May be the humidity? May be your tree is smaller than mine? Mine is 5 ft tall and there were 3 other trees half as tall.
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Merilyn says...
Dear Fruitist,
Now I am really confused, as you say yours is standing in water.

We have major trouble with the leaves wilting at first and then showing signs of nutrient deficieny or water logging? (yellowing and green along the veins), then leaf drop, then black marks on the stem; when the black marks on the stem join and cover most of the stem, the stem appears slightly wrinked and black the plant is almost dead. This process has happened a couple of times; I had it sorted in my mind that it was too wet in the heat (temp range here at present 26 - 31 degrees celcius) in the tropics.

I noticed that the trees were under light shade cloth at Bunnings, so our trees are in some shade at home. The first two trees were 4 - 5 ft and these 3rd and 4th trees are about 4 ft. The insects have taken their toll and had a merry time eating the new shoots in store and at home.

Anyway, the fact that you can grow maqui in Brisbane has given me hope. I lived in Brisbane for 30 years and remember the '74 floods. I lived in Mount Gravatt.
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fruitist says...
After reading your post, I went out to lift my pot off the trench which has 1cm of water. I now notice that there are some black marks on a 3 inch section around the half way mark of the stem. Nelow the black mark section, 3 leaves are dying. Above the black marks, there are 10 branches, all the leaves are healthy. Brisbane has the same range of temperature as TV but not as humid. Mine is under 85% shade cloth. I think it deosn't like wet roots and hot humid temperature given that a few have died in your place. I assume those died were planted out in your garden and not in pots?
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Ryan says...
Oh,very interesting!! I'm in central Qld and brought 6 plants from Bunnings. The last 4 I got dirt cheap as they too were looking a bit worse for wear. I've been giving them lots of love, some in full sun, some filtered light, some in pots some in the ground, but all looking very shabby :(... (black mould around stem)! Is there a solution to this?? P.S. Where can I buy a mangosteen plant?
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John Mc says...
All of mine haven t looked back from day one. They are powering on beautifully in the ground. Three are over 7ft tall.
Early times but it appears that they re not really suited to the tropics.
I m trying some air layering atm because I ve had zero success with cuttings so far.
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BJ says...
Mine are interesting. They grow well when we have rain and cloud cover, but the sun burns back quite a bit of the new growth. My yard is pretty heavy, but on the crest of a hill, they dont really have many drainage problems. One was almost completely defoliated in the wind we had the other day, but it and the one next to it both have heaps of buds and new growth. So the tree doesnt seem to dislike it here, but the foliage appears to be a bit tender. Either way, I dont think I'll put up with it for a great deal longer.

I guess we should just stick to Amazonian stuff and forego the Patagonian ones...
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JW says...
Just curious since this plant grows in Patagonia, will this grow in Michigan with cold weather and all?

Edit: Meant the Maqui plant and not the Iris. Thought I was putting Iris pic as a avatar.
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Maqui Lover says...
Hi,
I am from Chile and in the region where Maqui Trees grows, these tree is very tought and does not need too much soil as in natural habitat can grow in rocks, lava rock as long there is space for roots, best place is next to other bush trees to hide the direct sun as it will grow faster fighting for sun light, in south of chile rain a lot so water is well accepted by the tree, you can find this trees in shalow river beds, actually every where, a 3 meter tree will with branches can holds about two kilos of berry, and hope this plants sold in bunnings are the top berry found in chile as some trees give tyny berry and other are just the right size, I use to collect this berries when i was little enjoyed so much eating them they r so sweet and juicy... they do stain a lot with purple color, you can make strong "CHICHA" wich is like a wine, I bought 4 from bunnings in nov and already 1 meter long, good luck
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Jantina says...
Thanks for that info Maqui Lover,local knowledge is always helpful.
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John Mc says...
Thank you also Maqui Lover. I've been doing some research on the Maqui berry climate. A few people here have had some trouble with them recently. One of mine had all it's leaves burnt in the hot weather we had last week. So plenty of water and grow in the shade will help.
I was luckily enough to be in Bunnies last week when they were selling the last of them out for $5 ea. They didn't look real good but I could see buds swelling on the main trunk so all should be good. I bought the last eight which brings the total Maqui tree count for me to 12.
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Maqui Lover says...
Just take all leaves that will not survive even the one that are half grown.... do not be afraid of watering litres and litres of water... do not place then near eucaliptus, pine or other strong oily trees, best neightbours are Cherries, blackberry, flowers trees... In chile to get the best berries was always dangerous as they grow in reef near the rivers, and you have to fight the blackberries spiny branches... after eating the berries ofcourse.. yummie...
Loroketes will lve these trees the berries are green and will change in colours to purples giving all shades of colours strong yellows and reds...
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fruitist says...
Thanks Maqui Lover for your valuable info. I have some questions below.

1) Do you know if the trees are dioecious, that is separate male and female trees? Have you seen some trees in your home land not bearing fruits at all?

2) Have anyone in your country grown these trees from cuttings?
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fruitist says...
I just found a page that show Marqui Berry being grown by cuttings. See below

http://www.velocity4u.com/NewMaqui/images/chile/day-03/IMG00103-20100126-1708.jpg

Hi John Mc, I think you have the biggest Maqui Berry plantation in Australia at the moment.
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fruitist says...
Why they grew so close together? May be wedding out unproductive males later on?
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Jantina says...
Maqui Lover, do you know if it has to be running water or will a boggy spot do just as well? Thanks.
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Maqui Lover says...
Hi Jantina,
Yes to both.. they grow in amazing places... near rivers, inside the river, sunny spots in rain forest, and the edges hanging on the cliff.. see picture whre I grow up, Pilmaiquen 10th Region of Chile, rocks.. the annual rain is over 1500 to over 3000mm, that will give you and idea how much water they like... temperature -5 to 30 degrees and heavy winds..
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John Mc says...
Hi Maqui Lover,
You definately can't beat local knowledge that's for sure. Your knowledge on Maqui trees is, I'm sure, what everyone is hanging off, thank you very much. I'm relocating some of my plants to boggier/wetter areas.
Three of the four plants I bought several months ago came through the week of >40C unscathed. The only one to loose all it's leaves I'm sure, will bounce back in the cooler conditions.
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Jantina says...
Thankyou Maqui Lover.
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49rabbit says...
I want to know how to purchase some trees also any help please send me information where to purchase these bunnings I live in southeastern parts N.C.
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Jantina says...
Maqui Lover, thanks for the info but to repeat fruitists question above, do you know their pollination requirements? That would be very helpful.

49rabbit, where is southeastern N.C.? if it's out of Australia I can't tell you where to get one, but if you're in Oz try ringing Bunnings to see if they can get you one. If you have no luck get back to me and I can send you a cutting.
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BJ says...
I assume N.C. is North Carolina. If so try posting on cloudforestcafe (california) or gardenweb (search 'tropical fruit forum', it will be the first to come up - florida). they should know how to find one.
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snottiegobble says...
Where did you get your maqui from Jantina & how is it going?
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Jantina says...
I got it from Bunnings at Melton on my way home from Melb. It did get a bit fried when it got blown over and the sprinkler missed it for a few days but made a good recovery and has made lovely new growth. Email me if you need some snottie.
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Jason says...
I've put my cuttings in now but having read this forum it has me wondering WHO IS ROB:!) and how come I don't know him
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fisgard says...
I bought 3 of the trees two weeks ago and they have been in the ground about 10 days.They are in clay soil and full sun,they look terribly stunted,did I buy the runts of the litter?Have you any suggestions to help them recover?Fisgard.
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BJ says...
Less Clay, less sun. I expect mine to come back to life now that summer is coming to a gradual close. They are pushing a lot of new growth, but the wind and sun have made them very unappealing things to have in my yard. I'm either going to transplant them to a shadier area, or put out a notice for adoption and give them to someone who has a nice shady spot for them...
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Jason says...
Hey Jantina I had a proper look at my cuttings tonight and they have all rooted. So that was pretty easy and didn't take long at all. No magic juice, powder or even heat and it was still fast.

I might give them say 2 more weeks in pots, then I'll plant one in it's final position in the ground and see if they can grow over Winter in 13c maximums
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Chrisc says...
Tried serveral nurseries around Melbourne without success.... anyone know where I can buy a Maqui Berry tree?
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Jantina says...
Chrisc, try ringing Bunnings and ask for the nearest one that has them. I got mine at Melton Bunnings about 2 months ago. If you don't have any luck, get back to this thread and I'll put you on the list for a cutting.
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Don says...
Would someone have some extra seeds by any chance. Maybe we could trade?
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Chrisc says...
Jantina, I drove out to Melton Bunnings after seeing your post, no-one in the garden section knew about the plant. I will give Bunning a call to see if they can locate from another site. If all fails I'll take up your offer for a cutting if available. Also Denise from NZ mentioned buying seeds from chileflora, does anyone know if its ok to buy seeds from overseas?
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Chrisc says...
Not looking anymore! I'm in Canberra and Bunnings have at least 15 Maqui Berry plants, now around 14.
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John Mc says...
It appears Bunnies is restocking Macqui Berry plants.
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Jason says...
I planted one of the cuttings tonight, in shade. Not in a very wet spot though since there is not wet areas with shade. I will update if it grows :)
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Jantina says...
Pleased to hear your Maqui cuttings are doing well Jason. Is the choko still going? No fruit on ours yet but the vine has taken over the vegie garden, part of the chookhouse and is now heading for the gumtrees.
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Jason says...
Yeah no flowers on the Choko this year it seems, I'm not even sure what time of year it's supposed to flower. I'm a little worried my Figs aren't going to ripen also, they haven't hardly grown at all in the last month. Just been too cold this summer I guess
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Jantina says...
Chokos flower about now, there are buds on ours. Was just saying to Geoff this morning, looks like the figs won't ripen this year. Just as well I put stockings on the first crop or we would have missed out altogether. A friend just introduced us to a new mushroom (new to us that is)that grows wild around here. We had them fried in a little butter for breakfast. Delicious. Next time I'll try it with e bit of garlic. Apparently they stain your urine yellow for a day or two. Are you familiar with them?
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snottiegobble says...
I expected my choko to produce all summer, but it seemed to suffer in the heat. its just started to kick on now but is it too late for fruit?
Found a baby fig in my vegie patch so will pot it up winter & see what happens. The mushroom sounds interesting & I wonder if eating lots of beetroot as well would produce orange urine!:)
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Jantina says...
Now is about the time they set fruit here snottie, probably over there too, Lorna could tell us but she hasn't posted for ages.
The mushroom is interesting, it's a champagne glass shape and a palish brick colour, they grow near pine trees here (of which of course there is more than an abundance of here). They remain firm when cooked which makes them great for a stir fry. Hubby said it was like eating a steak.
As for the beetroot, a decent quantity produces pink/red urine and I know of at least one person who fronted up to A&E thinking their bladder was bleeding.
Are you still wanting the Pondeteria ?
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snottiegobble says...
Now I remember what the pondeteria is, & I was able to pick one up from the local nursery,its since flowered. Maybe just some seeds please. thanks Jantina
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denise says...
I have grown Maqui seeds but the young plants are mostly floppy and curly. I am now trying them from seed in peat to see if that makes sturdier plants.
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denise says...
I have grown Maqui seeds but the young plants are mostly floppy and curly. I am now trying them from seed in peat to see if that makes sturdier plants.
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Fisgard says...
I took the matter of clay to heart and walzted up to Bunnings and bought a clay break down preperation called GROUNDBREAKER on the advice of a very helpful employee of mediteranian (?) origin.Since then there has been very little sun and lots of rain.I will keep you posted on the Maqui runts!
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Laura says...
I just bought a Maqui berry. Anyone know if they grow well in a pot? The woman at Bunnings said if citrus does, the Maqui berry should (not sure of the logic there).

Also, when do they flower and when can I expect to eat them? Spring flower, summer fruit? How wide/bushy will it get (which may help me decide whether to keep it in a pot or not)?
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John Mc (and anyone else)

My tree looks quite a bit different than yours. Is this the same plant?

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John Mc says...
Yes, thats it Laura. The leader has been pruned which has given rise to multi branching.
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V.McCallum says...
Cuttings. Good damp potting mix in 6-8 inch pot (& deep). I placed a side stem taken from the main stem into this pot. Enclosed the pot in a plastic bag to keep the humidity high. Need a support system to keep the bag like a tent. ie four sticks/wire cage. (can just wrap glad-wrap around these sticks & i allowed 2inches above the pot rim open). I wired the sticks to stich to the pot. Put pot on window sill inside. It got strong shaded light and the temp got about 20-23 celius during the day. Took one month to develop roots. Growth will show about then. The surface inside the bag will mist abit, good sign that the humidity is working. Another cutting was NOT sucessful outside the humidity bag. A large cutting will see up to 70% of the leaves drop from the stem, so don't be alarm. The roots are quite fine. Be careful that the new growth is not burnt by direct sun, as the cuttings take. The new growth will start of with small leaves. After six weeks, i've removed the plastic bag/glad-wrap, placed out side to adopt, gradually alowing more direct sun. Then tip upside down to transfer to whole setup, soil & plant, to ground/large pot. Plant reponses well to feeding.
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murray says...
bunnings in kotara newcastle just got some in about a dozen or so $ 30 dollars about 1 .5 meters tall pretty healthy
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Laura says...
You all seem to be madly trying to strike new plants - and at least some of you (well done VMcCallum) are having great success. Is autumn a good time for propagating the Maqui Berry Tree? I would have thougth spring would be a better time. But I'd be happy to be educated on this.
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Jason says...
I put the cuttings I got from Jantina in a pot with a bag over it in late Summer in the shade, just like normal for any cutting like this. I watered them once then didn't water them or even acknowledge their existence for 3-4 weeks and then they had good enough roots to be planted out. Autumn in Sydney would probably still have enough heat for them to grow roots I'd say?
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V. McCallum says...
Maqui berry is a small evergreen tree which reaches a height of up to 4m. The dark green leaves are opposite and oval. The flowers are unisexual, green colored and large. The purple maqui berry fruits are 4 to 6 mm in diameter, and contain 4 to 8 angular seeds.
The Maqui is a purple berry that grows wild on trees in Chile, South America only. Their range of growth is finite and starts as far north as Santiago, Chile and stretches down into the southern region of Patagonia. The Maqui berry grows on trees that are very picky about where they grow and require unique climate conditions to thrive that consist of dry, more arid weather conditions and peculiar acidic soil conditions. (Probabily do well in NZ, so shade may be necessary in hotter/dry areas Austr. Hear they grow in Spain)
Maqui berry is a plant of the Elaeocarpaceae family that grows in Chile and Argentina.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valdivian_temperate_rainforest
Scientifically known as "Aristotelia chilensis", (Google this Latin name for better info, if you google "Maqui Berry", results will be commerical pills/powder etc). Plants in NZ are $70, prob first time here, so cost will drop, hence thats why i've got backup (cuttings). Reponse well to feeding. (add good compost to soil before planting) ?.
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Jason says...
The conditions these things grow in the wild sounds identical to my garden and at the same latitude too. Surely this is going to be easy
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49rabbit says...
I wonder if it is legal to get or plant Maqui Berry trees here and where you can get them.
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John Mc says...
One of my plants are flowering already, first year. Could be a sign of stress although they look healthy.
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Laura says...
John Mc, is this the normal flowering season? I can't figure out when they flower and when they fruit. Regardless, sounds like you're doing well.
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John Mc says...
I don't have any experience with these Laura. This is my first year. I planted more than a dozen plants around the property in as many different conditions as I could. The ones doing the best are in my old vegi garden with heaps of mulch probably slightly acidic. The ones I planted in the creek bed surprisingly arn't doing that good at all.
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Phil@Tyalgum says...
I don't think the person who designed the Maqui berry site spoke English as a first language


http://www.ultimatemaquiberrysite.com/menu/about_maqui_berry/
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V.McCallum says...
The ones doing the best are in my old vegi garden with heaps of Mulch probably Slightly Acidic. YES John Mc, thats what they say. You should place mulch around the others.
Phil... They export 44 gal drums of Maqui powder from Chile, Health companies or indivials can then bottle this powder into pills to sell to us westerners. Then bombard us with info that suddenly our life will turn to bliss if we take this massive mark-up marketing into our stomach. Hence the long wind-ed wedsite link you placed above goes on & on. Sometimes health issues can be improved by addressing bad eating habits & increasing exercise.
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Bev says...
I bought a Maqui Berry today 9th May at Bunnings Nerang - Cost $29.98. There were others there and they are all quite large at over a metre high.
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fruitist says...
Hi John Mc, grower of the largest collection of Macqui Berry in Oz land, have you discovered more trees flowering besides your first one? This morning I found that all 3 trees of mine (BJ, please take note) have little buds at the leaf nodes. Are these flower buds or more leaves. If possible, can you please take a picture of your flowers showing where the flowers are attached to the branches.
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fruitist says...
Maqui Berry flower clusters grow from leaf axils. They flower in May and berries ripen from August to September.
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fruitist says...
Just checked my Ceylon Olive flowers which are masses on the tree. One main branch just snapped 2 weeks ago due to the weight (may be). Most flower clusters come out from leaf axils. The clusters can appear from stems. See the pictures. Ceylon Olive is in the same family as Maqui Berry,
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Sarah says...
Thanks for the photos fruitist. Like a few people here, I'm wondering when/where these trees flower...After looking at your pics I feel like going out to inspect my tree with a torch! If it was supposed to flower in May, I'll have to wait til next year..
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Wayne says...
Sarah, the photos were taken 6/11/2008 if that's any help to determine when they flower
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fruitist says...
Sarah, those flowers are Ceylon Olive if you read the message carefully.
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BJ says...
Good to hear they are going well for you fruitist. Hopefuly with the three you will get some fruit soon. I've got no regrets about passing them along, as they have freed up room for other things I wanted to try.
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fruitist says...
Will do cuttings once the trees are bigger and you are welcome to some. Still haven't chosen a place for yet to put them in. Main consideration is findung a spot where the nasties like birds and bats won't get the fruits.

Sarah, Maqui Berry May flowering is in South America. Here in Oz, may be different and trees in general can flower earlier or later depending on local conditions. I have many a times going out at night time with a torch to talk to my trees.
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Laura says...
My tree looks so happy with new leaves on the end of every branch but not a single flower (yet). Looks like John Mc is the lucky one. It's pretty normal for plants to skip a year after a transplant so I'm not toooooo worried (just very anxious).

I am reassured that people in this thread say the tree loves water since I live in Sydney and there appears to be no end to this rain. What is going on????
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John Mc says...
Here's a pic I took mid May. The one and only fruit was knocked off by the birds I suspect.
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fruitist says...
See picture of the flower buds. John Mc are you having the same?
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John Mc says...
Identical. Mine have come and gone.
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Laura says...
Frutist, I have the same buds all over my tree. Are they going to sit there until next year?

John Mc, all your buds are gone or just the ones that turned to flowers? Either way you're well ahead of the rest of us.
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murray says...
Hey can u let me know in a reply if your cuttings work and how u did them i have 2 maqai trees and have tryd to do cuttings but to no avail they just get stem rot and lose al there leaves i have done cuttings with all sorts of trees but i cant have any success let me know how u do!
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denise says...
Normal seedraising mix gave poor germination. Pure peat gave about 100% .Be careful of dampoff though. I then put them in cell trays and they are growing well.
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densie, is this based on real experience or on someone's tip who also said to nick the tip and bend it at 90 degree for better stike?
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sylvia says...
hi JOHN, great forum... I have a very small backyard already crowded with palm trees and currently growing maqui berry in a pot. Have anyone applied coffee grounds to the soil around this berry and what is the effect?
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Laura says...
Sylvia, good idea. I have just started collecting organic coffee grounds from my local Bunnings (a local initiative but a good one - go and bug your local shop to get some). I'm trialling it in one pot plant and on a couple of beds to see the results. I don't want to experiment on my maqui berry yet - but if my results on other plants look good, I will. Or if one of you says it's doing amazing things, my maqui tree might move up the list of my trials.
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John Mc says...
If you wanted to minimise your risk of losing your cuttings, they air layer very easily. Here's a couple of blurry pics I took just before potting it up.
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Laura says...
John Mc, what is that? How did you get that root lump? I guess I need to look up air layering becaue I am lost as to what you're talking about!
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Brendan says...
Hi Laura,
Check out this site for 'Rooterpot'. Much simpler way to air-layer :-)

http://www.nutri-tech.com.au/products/misc-products/the-rooterpot.html
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Tania says...
I got a a Maqui (mock-ee)plant from my local Bunnings about 8 months ago was looking a bit sick at the time.
It now has little berrys starting to form we cant wait to try them. Ours is growing in an Earth Box.

We still get however a few leaves that turn a bit brownish and not sure why this is happenning. Any information Re this would help. All new growth looks lush.
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John Mc says...
@ Laura,
Sorry I missed your post last month. That pic is the result of an airlayer that worked. I just rolled some cocopeat around the stem with some plastic sheet like a plastic bread bag or similar and sealed both ends as best I could to keep the moisture in. I found those rubber bands Daley's tie their plants up for transporting work well. Before I covered the stem, I cut away all the bark around the stem for about an inch long. Wait till you see the roots through the plastic then, hey presto, you have a new plant.
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Laura says...
@John Mc,

Can it really be that easy? I'm definitely going to try it - next year. My tree is budding with new leaves everywhere right now and I'm not about to rock the boat. Plus it's still a tiny little thing and I don't want to stunt it.

Do you know which season works best for airlayering (or propagation from cutting) of Maqui berry trees?
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John Mc says...
Summer and Autumn would be good. I did mine late last autumn and the little plant is now flowering. I aimed at a branch that was going to be cut off anyway, it was low and growing out at an angle that didn't suit me. All my seedling trees I bought from Bunnies are getting very spindly, I'll wait till the flowering is over and I'll air layer all the long branches that I will be pruned anyway.
They might be all male flowers yet, so we'll have to wait and see, short of pulling one apart and putting it under the microscope, they're very small.
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Laura says...
John Mc,
Is Warnervale some freaky Shangri La on the Central Coast of NSW? I was so proud of my Maqui Berry until I saw your photos! Mine has heaps of new growth and the new leaves are plentiful. But not one berry to be seen.

As near as I can tell, you live about 70ks north of me which isn't enough to account for the difference in our tree production. My tree didn't get good winter sun (plenty of winter shade though :-) - how about yours? What do you feed them? What is your secret?

I am suffering extreme berry envy.
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John Mc says...
Hey Laura,
The plant is surprising me how fast it's flowers are developing and the number of flowers are amazing. This is my first year with them so I have no experience on how to grow them. The plant pictured, together with it's air-layered cutting in the next garden bed, is by far the best performer. This is the same plant that bared a couple of small fruit late last year. The next best performing Maqui seedling is just starting to show some flowers. All the others are just putting out new growth and others, nothing.
I can tell you that the best performing plants are in a well drained old garden bed that has heaps of old rotted horse manure and heaps of organic matter and have always been watered very well. I was lucky enough to buy several plants cheaply at a bunnies sellout some time ago. I planted them out at different locations over the property with slightly different climate and soil characteristics. A few I neglected died off and others are just surviving. So, it appears that they like rich friable vege garden type soil with plenty of organic matter and kept well watered. Oh, and I don't get any full sun on my place, anywhere, half the day they are in mottled shade. My minimum temps didn't get below 5.5 deg C this year.
Good luck, your's looks like it's doing well.
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Justine says...
Hi,
I have just bought a Maqui from our local Bunnings. Many plants that are sold there do not suit our conditions but I have never heard of it so I thought I would give it a go. The label says "easy care, hardy plant, tolerates hot and cold" but now I think I may struggle to keep it alive. We have fairly heavy red clay soil and experience drought, flooding, frost, heavy winds and even light snow. I'm guessing I will have buckley's keeping it alive. Shame the label was not more informative. Any ideas John?
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John Mc says...
No one really knows their limitations yet, but, if you think you're a bit marginal, why don't you pot them up first and slowly introduce them to the elements? They look like they are suitable to pot culture anyway. I have a 30cm cutting in full flower, just like the parent tree.
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Jason says...
I have a 10cm cutting in full flower :0 (about 5 flowers :)) It also over wintered in the ground like a champion, only down to 0c or -1c but still it was very small. It started growing again about a month ago so it doesn't seem to need any real heat to grow
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Chris_Marc says...
Hi all,

I have been of late been informed about this Maqui Berry and would really like to get my hands on it. I have tried Bunnings around the Gold Coast where I live but with no success. I know by reading this forum that mostly everyone is on their way to harvesting their fruit already. But I just want to know if anyone lives close to the gold coast and can tell me where I can get my hands on this plant other than bunnings. I would greatly appreciate it.
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jurgen says...
Hey Chris you can buy them at Harbour town, they had about 10 there today.
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Speedy says...
re. low temp tolerance.

I grew some Maqui trees many years ago and we commonly get -2 and -3degC here.
they seemed to be ok with it, no leaf drop at all.
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Merilyn says...
Bunnings at Fairfield Waters, Townsville have 10+ pots of Maqui Berry $29.95, but after my attempts last year for several months, I am not going to try again until the wet season starts. It is hot and dry at present. We have had our first thunderstorm 2 days ago with 5 mls of rain for the season - first rain since ... maybe the last 11 mls in Jul or Aug - can't remember now. The last wet season finished in about April. The Maqui Berry plants are in fine form about 1 m tall in the shop - beginning of their season, have not seen them since last season, specimens have no wilting, no black marks on leaves or stems. As for being tolerant of hot or cold, wet or dry ... I am not so sure, but I think they don't like hot wet feet, as they seemed to droop in the clay and then never pick up again. Once the drooping starts, they don't seem to recover - could this be a soil fungal infection?. I tried about 2 new plants in fine form and 6 plants with decreased form but with new shoots, which I received for $5 each. I have seen other people on this forum have success with Maqui Berry further south - maybe the plants don't like the hot tropics, which considering they come from Patagonia, southern Chile is not unexpected.
My best guess for a good Maqui Berry environment in Townsville is: partly shaded, loose loam kept a bit moist - this is a tall order for Townsville which is mostly dry tropics on clay. I am very interested if anyone else in Townsville has long term success.
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Hi Merilyn,

From townsville also. I just bought one last week from bunnings at Domain (they had about 6 in stock last week). Planted it out and will see how it goes. It's in part shade and as you said, have heaps of new shoots and growth and looks really healthy - probably until it came home with me :) I will let you know how it goes.
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Joan says...
I'm a newbie gardener and on impulse bought 2 maqui berry plants from Bunnings in Ashfield. I sent an email to the address written on the plant's tag asking if I need to have at least 1 female flowering plant to get berries, and if there's a way to tell the male and female plants apart (told you I'm a newbie!). They came back to me about a week later saying:

"The female only needs the male to produce fertile seed not fruit

You should get some fruit in their 3rd year onwards if planted in the ground"

So I still don't know whether I have male or female flowering plants, I guess time will tell (fingers crossed they live long enough under my care).

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Delphine says...
We bought our from Caloundra one.
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glenpm says...
Bunnings Morayfield just got 50 plants delivered this afternoon (Friday)@ $29.98 each if anyone is interested.
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Recher says...
DON'T FORGET THEY ARE DIOECIOUS THO ISOLATED FEMALES WILL SET FRUIT
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John Mc says...
Hope I get this right:

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oldeccentric says...
I know this is an old question, but just in case, a man called Troy who spends his time between Balingup and Denmark and sells plants at local markets has maqui. I purchased two a year ago and now have fruit, I jagged it and got a male and female, just out of interest, the male has set no fruit.
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Merilyn says...
Hi NQ grower,
How is your Maqui growing in Townsville? If it is still growing well you are doing well, as we have had almost no rain - a trace a week ago and the winds are hot and dry. If the tree is kept moist, but not too moist, and shaded, on loamy soil, my theory is your tree should be ok.
When I was a volunteer guide at the Botanic Gardens, the horticulturist said to be almost certain you get a male and female palm plants, you need 7 plants, for a likelyhood of male and female, 3 plants will probably be sufficient as a minimum.
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Hi NQ Grower,

I have checked out you list of fruit trees and you are doing very well, you must be really watering those trees carefully in Townsville.
Regarding your tropical apple tree:

Apple - Anna 7/10
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I really want to grow apples but not sure if there are enough chill hours here. I bought the plant in Rockhampton and it looks like I have three fruit growing but I won't know until next year if fruit will set for me here.

Height 1.4 metres
Qty: 1
Sun/Shade: Medium Sun
Water Given in: Spring
Pollination: Self Pollination

Our tropical apple growing at Mingela has at least 10+ baby green apples, the biggest 2-3 cm wide has been sampled by something not us. To real southern apple growers these fruits would be of little consequence, but we are thrilled. The tropical apple tree is about 18 months old, 1.5 m high; Mingela does have a colder and longer period of cold, with cooler nights for longer than Townsville.

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Merilyn says...
To NQ grower re bush lemon tree:

If there is only one or two bushes with leaf miner, I pick off the individually affected leaves as soon as the grub and the mining is apparent. Naturally this is only possible on a small scale, but it does seem to stem the onslaught of the leaf mining damage and to a certain degree stops the leaf miner spreading to other trees in the orchard. At least this way the whole tree or branches may not need to be cut back, and the tree bounces back faster as it does not need to grow new branches. I am a minimalist when it comes to pesticides and removing individual caterpillars is more environmentally friendly in my garden. Mind you, I am not trying earn an income from my fruit trees.
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NQ Grower says...
Hi Merilyn,

Thanks for all your advice - greatly appreciated. Maqui is still doing well (pic below), but I am not sure if we get a big wet season this year if it might get too much rain - guess we will wait and see. I was at bunnings again this week and the ones that were left from when I bought mine are almost dead.
As for my other plants, i am really new to this - only started gardening Christmas last year and literally never even had a cactus before that! I am not sure I am doing well yet because I think the plants are still fairly new and so I haven't had a chance to kill them yet :) I am also trying not to use any pesticides when possible because we are just growing for ourselves as well. The lemon tree has bounced back but next time i will try to remove just the damaged leaves. Re the apple tree - that's great news! the couple i had fell off but the tree has had heaps of growth so I am hopeing i will be luckier next year.
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Becky says...
Bunnings Auburn has very healthy Maqui Berry Trees. About (14) of them last time I checked. - Becky
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sunshine says...
has anyone grown maqui berry in -10 conditions? I have experienced a week of -10 temps here in previous winters... not sure wether to plant my maqui in the garden or in a pot.... any advice? thankyou for all the info so far everyone ; )
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ringelstrumpf says...
denise, how are your maqui seedlings?
Did you use real peat or coco fibre?
Unfortunately,we don't have a B. close by.
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jd says...
We have them multiplying in T/C and should be available to growers in a couple of months in huge numbers.
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denise says...
Hi Ringelstrumpf, I used real peat and had 1300 seedlings come up. I sold them all bulk in cell trays . Dollar each- cheap but good money for little work. They all had real health and vigour. I previously had a seedling 1.8m tall about a year old. It was in the greenhouse. They can start very floppy and need a stake but at 30cms high they start to strengthen and grow really straight and fast. If you want to grow them in bulk -or any other plant by bulk, then get proper sterilized potting mix. I just had a batch of 1200 black mulberry seedlings potted up and they all got a bad fungus spot presumably from the mix. They would have all died and there is no spray known to cure it except maybe repeated copper spray forever. I made up a homeopathic remedy for them that is working very well. Also it is wise to grow valuable plants above the gound to avoid soil borne diseases.
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eddie says...
My tree was doing well and growing tall but this summer with all the rain and cold nights, it has started to shed its leaves and I am afraid it is dying. So sad.
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The Maqui Berry tree says...
Please anyone can help. Where can I buy The Maqui Berry tree (Aristotelia chilensis)
I am from Syney
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Jenny says...
Hi everyone,
Interesting reading. We bought 2 Maqui Berry trees today and hope to plant tomorrow in part of the vegie patch. Wondering what distance to plant them as not sure of width etc.
Anymore tips would be useful, plus does anyone else in this area have any.

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chassis says...
I have now purchased three of the Maqui Trees. One a month ago, and two this week. I repotted the first one into a slightly larger pot and put it on my verandah, it is looking very happy with new leaves. I am surprised as we have had minus three degrees. Bunnings only got a few in, and I think they have two left. I am looking forward to seeing how this will go. I am in Northern NSW
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Ed says...
I have some healthy Maqui, and now I want more fruit. Took two years to get the plants to provide berries, but not very many this first year. The plants are a robust 3 metres high, with extremely leafy bushes. They look wonderful, but not much fruit. We feed out blueberries 21 7 7, what kind of fertilizer ratio would these girls need for lots of berries?
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Becca says...
Hi Chassis, I'm in northern NSW as well and am on the hunt for a maqui plant. Which Bunnings did you source your plants from? thanks
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Hi Becca
Tamworth Bunnings has a new load in, they are much healthier and larger than the ones I got a few months ago. Mine are doing really well, and have certainly grown since spring. Good Luck finding them.
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chassis says...
I noticed that all the maqui trees were almost all potted with red clay and about 1/2 inch of potting mix on top.
I am hoping that they will retain more water now I have planted them out in fresh potting mix.

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denise1 says...
When grading plants or produce , when the good stuff is on the top it is Top quality. When working at a native plant nursery, Plants grew better and survived planting out better when the potting mix was Pinus radiata sawdust from the sawmill, and some friable silty clay mixed in. I have forgotten the ratio. Plants started in a the modern compost mix are not readily adaptable to clay soils and need ammendments to the soil. The sawdust clay mix allows rapid growth when planted. I reckon that the mix could be great for maqui plants.
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teresa says...
I bought a Maqui berry plant today at South Oakleigh Bunnings
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Romyna says...
Maqui berries plants are for sale in almost every bunning werehouse and it takes a few month to pickup after planting and should be in a bit of shade with spacing from other trees about two meters at least, protection from too hot conditions and do not water too often
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chassis says...
One week after replanting these have doubled in size, I am amazed at the new growth, and they look much happier. :)
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for those of you interested in buying maqui berry products in the USA you can visit www.organicmeetsgood.com
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freesia says...
did yougive cold treatment to the maqui seed...plz explain how you have proceeded for germination...does it take long to germinate?
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Adelaide82 says...
Any updates on how the Maqui Berry tree's are coming along... much fruit?


I have just bought 2 plants from bunnings and have potted them.... seems like they are very susceptible to burning from sun on the leaves....
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scottsfarm says...
Wow! It seems that everyone has some good information on the maqui trees. I bought three small trees recently, also from bunnings. I bought them at a reduced price, as somebody at bunnings forgot to turn the sprinklers on and a whole bunch of stuff dried out. The three that I bought are all at different stages of health. After bringing them home I watered them with a compost liquid (I soak cut leaves from plants in water in sunlight until the water goes brown). I also removed dead (dried) leaves. I give them plenty of water everyday, as they are still in pots, and unfortunately everything cops full midday sun. One plant seems to be doing well, while the others, not so well. My second tree, although it appears to be dead has thrown a new shoot from the soil, near the base of the trunk. the third one, which I fear may be dead, as the bark of the tree is now starting to split. Both of my struggling maqui have no remaining leaves (sadface). While I think I may be lucky to get 2 out of 3, does anyone have any info on helping these trees win the fight?

I am currently living near campbelltown in Sydney, where I have been collecting fruit trees (The maqui, plus lychee, avocado, blueberry, youngberry, gooseberry, jaboticaba, pineapple guava and coffee) and the intention is to turn a small section of my mums property (up near Casino, NR NSW) into an orchard. I think my brother has a collection of apple trees also intended for the site. I am very new to this journey, I've had reasonable success with gardening in the past, though I've never studied anything... just learn from commonsense, intuition, and lots of questions to other gardeners (hence this post). I understand I have a big job ahead, if anyone has any insights it would be highly appreciated.

And good luck with YOUR maquis!!
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Romy says...
Maqui berris are a bit delicate at start until they reach about two metres in high
they do not like wheather too hot and too humid they prefer cool dry.and a bit of shade from strong sun well fertilize soil. this plants came from the southern tip of South America were there is volcanic rich soils and rocky mountains and natural stream
I have four plants and I lost two. Is hard to grow them here in Sydney with the extreme heat in summer
All the best with you maqui berries
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Romy says...
I heard that only Bunning have them
I have try many other nurseries and no success
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Laura says...
I've got something that looks like berries on my tree right now. They look to be rotting before anything productive happens. They are tiny (head of pin or thereabouts) with something that looks flower-like not berry-like.

Anybody know if this is the beginning of a bumper crop (okay, a handful maybe) or if I have a problem with all the brown flowers?
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John Mc says...
Laura, they look like male flowers. You might have to get a couple more trees to ensure you have both male and female trees. I've lost two beautiful largish trees as well. One was my best producing female tree.
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Laura1 says...
John,

I was afraid of that. I just don't have space to keep buying trees. This stupid boy tree now sort of blocks access to my bee hives and is on a strict "perform or die" order so, for its sake, I hope you're wrong!
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New2Maqui says...
Hi there! I know this is an old thread, but I hope you guys are still out there. I bought 5 Maqui the other day from Bunnings (Central Coast). After reading about what has been said here, I am going to enrich my rather sandy backyard soil with chicken manure, a compost mix and a liquid fertiliser to give them the best start that I can, appreciating that volcanic soil is rather hard to come by around here. :) They are quite rootbound, as they are all about 1-1.2m tall already. I hope they take!

I have a couple of questions. The first is whether there is any way to determine gender before they flower. Having 5, I am crossing my fingers that I lucked out and got at least 1 of each, but it would be great to know before they flower - anyone noticed anything that might help me?

The other is whether anyone else's pots came with little seedlings in the bottom, and if so, did they cultivate them? Naturally, they could be anything, they may not be baby Maquis, but I am hoping that they are. I see at least 2 different shapes in the leaves of the seedlings - some have the standard tapered oval leaf, but others have little leaves that look a bit more like ivy.

I like most plants, so I have rescued the little seedlings from the bottom of the pots and put them in a separate little pot in the window to see what grows. I am just curious whether anyone else got/has these from the bottoms of their Maquis, and whether they turned out to be Maquis or friends who stowed away, courtesy of the Maqui's neighbours in Bunnings. Also, one of my Maquis had a little mini branch starting at the bottom of the plant. Since it was separate to the main branch, I cut it off (it is about 15cm long). I am going to try and keep it going as a cutting in a makeshift greenhouse environment. Have many people successfully propagated from a cutting like this? Several of you mention cuttings - have these taken and become established plants since the above?

Sorry about all the questions - I am just very excited to have these new lovelies in my garden and I am hoping that they make themselves at home, and I want to make sure I am being a hospitable hostess!

TIA for any and all replies/opinions.
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Rob says...
Sorry, New2Maqui I don't have any answers for you just another question for the other members.

Has any one successfully grafted a female maqui to male root stock or, failing this, does anyone know if it's possible?

Like many others I'm waiting for the prophetic flowers to tell me if I'm a winner or a loser and am deeply hoping that even if I do have a male I can fix the issue with a little cutting and splicing.

I'm not sure how far I am from getting flowers but once they appear I would be more than happy to share available material with anyone who wants it (if it can be done). Hopefully that way we can all get what we're after.



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New2Maqui says...
Rob, that sounds like a really interesting idea. Do you have the one plant or several? All of my 5 are still alive but seem dormant at the moment - no problems, but minimal growth. The cutting died, but the seedlings are thriving, whatever they are. I don't know enough about grafting to know how best to take good grafting cuttings, but when I learn the genders of my babies, I am willing to share.
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maqui mami says...
I'm new to gardening and bought a maqui berry in feb 13. However, upon reading this forum, I am not sure if I need another plant? I only have one maqui berry plant, will this produce berries for me?

and if not, how would i select a male/female plant for it because I don't have enough space to plant 4 maqui berry trees.

I'd appreciate any help!! muchas gracias!
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Rob says...
New2Maqui,

unfortunately I only have one tree so it is a bit of a lop sided deal to swap but I am happy to share (especially as the deal is skewed in my favour ;)). I still don't know the gender of mine yet but I am hopeful I will find out shortly.



Maqui mami, from my limited research it seems you don't need two plants for fruit but you do need a female. A female by itself will fruit with no, or unviable seeds. In the presence of a male you will get seeds in the fruit which you may or may not want depending on whether or not you plan to propagate the plant.



I have been searching for information on determining the sex beyond waiting for the flowers but have found nothing more concrete than the suggestion that some have noticed slightly different colouration in the leaves. I personally can't confirm or deny this as I only have one plant and am waiting anxiously to find out if I have a productive female or a, useful only as potential root stock, male
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New2Maqui says...
Hey Rob,

I am getting flower buds on one of my maquis... Very exciting!

One of the others is dying/dead. It was the weakest of the five with only one branch. I am still watering it in the hope that it may come back in the spring because some others have mentioned that the leaves sometimes fall off and the plant can come back. I trimmed off the crinkly dead leaves and discovered that the wood was still green, so though it might be eternal optimism, I hope it survives.

It shouldn't be long before I know the gender of one of my maqui babies! Any blossoms forming on yours yet?
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Rob says...
No buds yet but some lots of new shoots seem to be forming. I'm guessing we may be a little bit behind you "season wise" so I still have some hope they will form this year....but I wouldn't bet the farm on it.

Good luck!
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Jason says...
I only have one tree also, it did flower last year but I didn't get around to looking at it close enough to see if it was male or female. They are very easy to grow from cuttings so I'd take a guess they graft very easily. Most things that will grow from cuttings do
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Rob says...
Hi Jason and New2Maqui,

One flower has opened and I think I have a female. I'll know for sure after inspecting a few others. If I am on a winner I'm happy to help you guys out if you need some grafting material.

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maqui mami says...
thanks for the info Rob! I have a lot of shoots right now and am waiting for the first buds to come around so I can see if I have a male or a female! :) Are you in QLD or a hotter part of the country? I'm wondering why it is that your plants are flowering early?
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Rob says...
No, I live in Melbourne (even though my profile keeps changing my location to Portland). I'm very confident the flowers are female and am eagerly waiting for my first taste of the berry...although given the recent storms I'm wondering if the flowers will have survived.

I only have a handful of flower clusters so it is possible that the plant has produced a few early flowers...to be honest I'm not even sure when it's meant to come into bloom.

On another note, does anyone have any information on the best form for the tree?

Mine has a second trunk which starts about 10cm from the ground. Should I be cutting this off in favour of a single central trunk or should it be left to grow as a dense bush?

Any info on whether it should be vase shaped etc would be really useful as it's really starting to define it's shape now that it's 2m tall.
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chassis says...
My maqui berries are going well, I thought they may have been flowering, but it appears to be only new shoots.
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New2Maqui says...
I don't get my macquis. I thought I had 2 females and one male; however, at this point, despite three having flowered, I only have berries on one. The status of my four trees are as follows:

1 - berrying a handful of berries, seemingly at the expense of establishing itself
2 - flowering, no berries, moderate new growth
3 - not flowering, regenerating from the bottom, seemingly at the expense of flowering
4 - flowering, no berries, moderate new growth

So at this stage, I suppose I can be confident I have at least one female - right?

When is the best time to take cuttings, does anyone know?

In response to your question about shape, I would just let it do its thing. They aren't commercially grown in South America, just harvested from the wild. Given how temperamental mine are, I daren't trim it for fear of somehow damaging it.

But maybe I am just a fraidy cat.
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Rob says...
I've had a little more luck which is surprising as I only have one tree. The tree is powering along nicely but has only set a small handful of fruit. I'm hoping this is because this is its first year fruiting.

Searching the forums I noted one grower saying they thought it was pollinated by ants. Based on my observations I think this may be possible as they did seem very keen on the flowers.

Mine is growing in mottled shade and the only thing that's really troubling it seems to be the caterpillars. I might take some cuttings soon and see how hard it is to propagate.
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New2Maqui says...
I am going to try air layering mine now, as well as taking a couple of cuttings toward the end of the summer. I am hoping to get at least 4 more this way. I will try a variety of cutting raising regimes to see what works best and I will report back.

I have observed significant ant activity but no bees; I came to the same conclusion (that ants are the pollinators).

I think that part of the difficulty mine have had is the terrible shape they were in when I bought them. I think I forget at times that I have only had them the 5 months, and I bought them and put them into the ground in winter. There has certainly been a lot of activity since the spring began, and I am sure that the summer will be good for them.
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John Mc says...
They air layer well, you'll have no problems there. Also, they like to be kept moist and stress out on hot days. .
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New2Maqui says...
Hi John!

I have decided to split strategies with mine. I have one simple layer going on, two air layerings and 3 cuttings. I took the cuttings from this seasons vigorous new growth and have them "potted" up in a 1.25L soda bottle with moist coir peat. I put the top of the bottle back on and duct-taped it closed to create a mini greenhouse for each cutting. Reasonable condensation has begun even overnight. I did use rooting hormone, too.

John Mc, how long does the air layering take to form enough roots, in your experience? Any idea on the cuttings? By using the clear soda bottle, I am hoping that I will see the roots when (if) they form.

Thanks for the tip on the moisture. I am watering mine on every non-rainy day now, and they are much happier with new growth, but no fruit. Do they only set fruit the once, or more frequently? How close do the male and female plants need to be?

Thanks for any/all responses. I have very little idea what I am doing. I get my instructions from Dr Google. :)
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Rob says...
Keep us informed New2Maqui. With all this work it looks like you may be the future Maqui expert.
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chassis says...
I enjoy reading all your comments and tips. I am uploading some pictures of mine they are now a couple of years old. No sign of flowers or fruit. The tops of them were shreaded a couple of weeks ago by hail, but have quickly branched out of the broken stems. I have all mine very close to each other, as I do not know what is male/female.
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Rob says...
Hi John Mc,
I note from the forum that your Maquis have been going for some time. Are you able to give us an idea of the yield you are getting and how that has changed over time?

I'd be keen to know how productive they are and whether my low flower/fruit volumes are due to age or my inability to provide the right conditions for the plant.
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John Mc says...
Mine got to a good size after a couple of years but the heat/drought knocked them for a six, You can't let them dry out. They flowered, so I could identify the male and female plants.
I'd like to know if you get your cuttings to strike, I had no luck with cuttings. Air layering worked well for me, every air layer struck. I scraped the bark off all the way around for about 25mm long and used damp coir that was wrapped in clear plastic and tied both ends with rubber bands. If any looked like drying out, I used a hypodermic syringe to squeeze more water into the layer. When I could see the fine, hair like red coloured roots coming through I cut the branch off and potted them up. None have flourished here, it's just too hot and couldn't keep the water up to them.
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New2Maqui says...
I am willing to try any propagation technique to get these going. I am happy to share any/all results as they emerge, though with my inexperience, most failures are bound to be gardener error. Your air layering technique is almost identical to what I tried, so it will be interesting to see how it goes for me.

John Mc, do you think heaping helpings of mulch would be the key, or maybe a drip irrigation system?

Chassis, it looks like your plants are in a sheltered, shaded spot. Is that a deliberate choice? Mine are in the ground in full sun, and I am not certain that full sun is the best choice for mine. The happiest one is on the edge of the clearing and has some partial shade.

Rob, are you happy with your female, or are you wanting a male?

I haven't seen Maquis at Bunnings this year. Has anyone else?
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denise1 says...
I had limited success until putting seeds in pure peat. I got virtually 100% germ rate. Not too soggy. Worth a try.
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Rob says...
I think I'm ok with a female at present.

I can't be sure but I think I got fruit set on about 90% of flowers (not that there were many) and they are mostly still hanging on.

I'm guessing the presence of a male will result in more seed development?


...If so I think I'm better with just the female to maximise the quality of the fruit for eating. If this logic is flawed I'm happy to be schooled in the best way to maximise fruit quality and production.








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34 says...
As a quick update, none of thefruit made it through summer. I'm not sure if it was some strong wind or poor treatment but it looks like there will be no Maqui berry tasting this year.

Does anyone know if potash or similar is likely to cause the tree to hold its fruit?
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chassis says...
My trees did not flower this year. I suspect it was poor weather, with the hail that knocked them around. They are looking very burnt on the tops as we have had 44 degree heat here. I have given them some great compost out of my compost tumbler, and a good water, so am hoping they come back. I have a fair investment in these guys so I am not giving up.
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Rob19 says...
Very strange weather down here in Melbourne. So strange in fact that one of the branches on my Maqui has just produced buds. I'm not sure the weather will allow them to produce fruit, or even flowers for that matter, but I have high hopes this is a good sign for next season.

At some stage I'll get around to trying to propagate this tree as it really is quite a happy camper down here in southern Australia.
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feedingtimeatthezoo says...
Just got one today (2 May 2014) - Cranbourne Bunnings - only one other there :)
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JohnMc1 says...
Better go grab it, they're dioecious. (separate M & F plants)
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Rob19 says...
My tree is kicking along well so if you want some female wood to graft onto your tree (if it is male) I'd be happy to offer some up.
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Jantina says...
Rob do have a male and a female? My plant has grown well but I don't know if it is male or female.
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chassis says...
I have noticed that these trees like a shaded canopy or at least shade. One died I grew in full sun, I have 4 under canopy of a tree and they are thriving. My other 8 are in the open, and they are suffering.
I have grown these for 3 years. Hoping the frost does not knock them back, it would be lovely if they produced a crop this year.
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Rob19 says...
Hi Jantina, I only have a female. Which, in line with Chassis comments, is growing very well in partial shade. In fact it even holding some fruit at the moment which is quite unseasonal. I'm not sure it will ripen but I'm happy to see it is maturing quickly.

You should be able to tell the sex of the plant by the flowers. Just type in maqui flower into google and you should quickly find some pictures which will help you identify which yours is.
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Jason says...
I have a cutting of Jantinas tree, it had a few flowers one year but no fruit. Might check next time but I'm assuming its a male for now. Its about 6 feet tall.
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Rob19 says...
My tree could probably do with a trim so I'll pop the cuttings in some pots and see if they strike. If they do either of you is welcome to them.
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