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Janet Reid
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Hi folks

I have both a kiwi berry vine and a maqui berry tree.
Both had clusters of flowers.
The Maqui dropped them all, the kiwi berry dropped all but one which looks to be fruiting.
Is this likely just a lack of pollination and I need to plant flowers underneath to get the bees into that spot or do I need more than one of either of them?
How are they performing for other people?

Best wishes

Janet
 
Casie Becker
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Kiwi have male and female vines. As I understand it you want a minimum of one male vine for every four female vines.

Can't tell you anything about the maqui. Sounds like an amazing fruit, though.
 
Angelika Maier
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I have both maqui and kiwi and both need a male plant. Maqui to be honest does not taste great maybe there are cultivars with a better taste but mine does not. They make perfect windbreaks or privacy screens though.
 
Janet Reid
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Thanks re maqui berry good to know.
This is the kiwi berry and you're right I should have googled.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Actinidia_arguta
both need a partner.
 
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