Long harvest season lets you enjoy fresh picking for up to 2 months!
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.
|Item Form||3 1/2-inch Pot|
|Zone||4 - 7|
|Bloom Season||Early Spring|
|Plant Height||5 ft - 6 ft|
|Plant Width||4 ft - 6 ft|
|Bloom Size||1 in|
|Additional Characteristics||Bird Lovers, Edible, Fall Color, Free Bloomer|
|Bloom Color||Light Pink|
|Foliage Color||Dark Green, Orange, Red|
|Light Requirements||Full Sun|
|Moisture Requirements||Moist, well-drained|
|Uses||Border, Cuisine, Hedge|
|Restrictions||Canada, California, Guam, Hawaii, Michigan, Oregon, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, Washington|