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46076.jpgChandler Blueberry

Chandler Blueberry

3 1/2-inch Pot
Item # 46076
$12.95
Buy 3+ at $11.95 ea

Long harvest season lets you enjoy fresh picking for up to 2 months!

The size of cherries, these blueberries are ultra-sweet and yummy!
Now THIS is what home gardening is all about -- giant berries, bursting with juicy-sweet nectar, ripening slowly so that you can enjoy fresh harvests for up to 2 months! Chandler is the best Blueberry I've seen for home gardens, with fruit the size of cherries and a vigorous growth pattern that makes it easy for even new gardeners!

These berries really are showstoppers, reaching an inch or more in diameter and nicely shaded by large, showy leaves. The flavor is rich and succulent -- a far cry from those hard, tasteless marbles the supermarkets pass off as "blueberries"! They arise very heavily in midsummer on dense, bushy plants 5 to 6 feet high and 4 to 6 feet wide. Unlike most Blueberry bushes, which tend to look a bit twiggy and sparse, Chandler is full, well leafed-out, and attractive even when not in bloom (that happens in spring) or fruiting!

Like all Blueberries, Chandler does best in acidic, peaty, moist soil exposed to full sunlight. It is shallow-rooted, so add about 6 inches of mulch (pine straw is ideal) when you plant. In late winter or early spring each year, cut away about a third of the oldest branches to make room for new growth and keep the fruit size large. (Doing this really makes a difference!) Grow at least 2 bushes for pollination, and if you want to grow Chandler alongside another type of Blueberries, all the better -- Spartan makes a superb companion, and the cross-pollination benefits all the fruit!

Chandler is certain to sell out early, so please order TODAY to avoid disappointment. You'll be picking big bowlsful of berries before you know it -- and enjoying the bounty of this super-hardworking bush for many years to come! Zones 4-7. Cannot ship to CA, MI, OR, WA.

Genus Vaccinium
Species corymbosum
Variety 'Chandler'
ItemForm 3 1/2-inch Pot
Zone 4 - 7
BloomStartToEnd Early Spring
Habit Upright
PlantHeight 5 ft - 6 ft
PlantWidth 4 ft - 6 ft
BloomSize 1 in
AdditionalCharacteristics Bird Lovers, Edible, Fall Color, Free Bloomer
BloomColor Light Pink
FoliageColor Dark Green, Orange, Red
LightRequirements Full Sun
MoistureRequirements Moist,  well-drained
Resistance Cold Hardy
SoilTolerance Sandy
Uses Border, Cuisine, Hedge, Fall Color
Restrictions Canada, California, Guam, Hawaii, Michigan, Oregon, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, Washington
Overall Rating: 4 Stars
Average Based on 2 Reviews Write a Review
Very pleased
OrganicGal from TX wrote (November 20, 2013):
I was very pleased with the Chandler blueberry plants. You also carry a good assortment of seeds, and I appreciate the foil packets you use.
Bland
from AL wrote (July 01, 2013):
The fruit on this blueberry is truly huge, but I have not been impressed with the flavor. If picked when fully ripe, there is sweetness but little classic blueberry flavor; if picked just one day too soon they are too sour. There is no in-between, it seems. I much prefer the flavor of Sunshine Blue. Chandler does, however, make a handsome bush.

How many years before fruiting plants bear their first crop?

For fruiting plants such as blueberry, raspberry, blackberry, fig, honeyberry, cranberry, and grape, it takes 2 years to bear the first crop. That does not mean you may not get some fruit before then. Depending on the size and maturity of the plant shipped, you may get at least a few pieces of fruit or a small quantity produced the first year. But, by the second year, you should have your first real crop of fruit to enjoy and fruit production will increase every year thereafter.