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Blueberry, Chandler

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The world's largest blueberry.

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Chandler is a favorite in the home garden and is famous for having the world's largest blueberries. It is late ripening and has an extended harvest period.
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Blueberry, Chandler
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The world's largest blueberry.

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Zone This refers to the USDA hardiness zone assigned to each part of the country, based on the minimum winter temperature that a region typically experiences. Hardiness zone ranges are provided for all perennial plants and you should always choose plants that fall within your range.

4-7

Sun The amount of sunlight this product needs daily in order to perform well in the garden. Full sun means 6 hours of direct sun per day; partial sun means 2-4 hours of direct sun per day; shade means little or no direct sun.

Full Sun

Height The typical height of this product at maturity.

60-84 inches

Spread The width of the plant at maturity.

48-96 inches

Food Use Ways in which this product may be used as food.

Edible Fruit, Pie, Sauce

Genus The first part of the botanical name of the product referring to the genus of the plant.

Vaccinium

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Blueberry: Bare Root or Potted Fruit Plant

How to Plant

  • Blueberries may be planted as bare root or potted plants.
  • Blueberries thrive in a sunny to partially shaded location, in well drained, very acidic soil, with a pH of 4.2-5.2. If your pH is higher, add garden sulfur according to package directions. Do not change the pH of your soil more than ½ of a point each year.
  • Plant at least two varieties that bloom at the same time for cross pollination and better yield.
  • Set plants 4-8 feet apart (3 feet apart for hedges). Dwarf varieties may be planted in containers.

Planting Bare Root Plants:

  • Dig each hole twice the size of the root mass.
  • Keep the crowns above the soil level. Plant into the hole and back fill with loose soil. Gently press soil in around the root ball. Transplants need good root-to-soil contact. Do not press too hard because that can cause soil compaction and root damage.
  • Gently water around the root ball to settle the soil and drive out air pockets.
  • After planting be sure to mark the plants with plant labels so you know where they are and what varieties they are.
  • Mulch with 2-3 inches of compost of pine needles to retain moisture and prohibit weed growth.

Planting Potted Plants:

  • Set the plant in the hole at the same depth as it was growing in the pot.
  • Backfill the hole and press firmly around the base of the planting.
  • Water deeply. The water will seal off any air pockets around the root ball.
  • After planting be sure to mark the plants with plant labels so you know where they are and what varieties they are.
  • Mulch with 2-3 inches of compost of pine needles to retain moisture and prohibit weed growth.

 

How to Grow

  • Keep weeds under control during the growing season. Weeds compete with plants for water, space and nutrients. Control them by either cultivating often or use a mulch to prevent their seeds from germinating.
  • Keep plants well-watered during the growing season, especially during dry spells. Plants need about 1-2 inches of rain per week during the growing season. It's best to water with a drip or trickle system that delivers water at low pressure at the soil level. If you water with overhead sprinklers, water early in the day so the foliage has time to dry off before evening, to minimize disease problems. Keep the soil moist but not saturated.
  • Do not fertilize newly planted bushes until they have leafed out. Work a fertilizer designed for acid-loving plants into the top 3 inches of soil around each plant. Apply again 4-6 weeks later. After the first year, fertilize in spring as new growth begins, and again 4-6 weeks later. Apply fertilizer to the soil beneath each bush, keeping it 5-6 inches away from the main stem.
  • Remove flowers the first year to strengthen plants.
  • Prune in late winter or early spring while the bushes are dormant. The first three years, remove small lateral shoots and thin out excessive bushy growth. After the third year, annually remove 1/4 - 1/3 of the old wood, any dead or injured branches, and those close to the ground.
  • Monitor for pests and diseases. Blueberries are remarkably disease resistant. Check with your local Cooperative Extension Service for pest controls recommended for your area.
  • Pick fruit promptly to discourage insects.
  • Do not water as frequently after early September unless the soil is very dry.
  • Mulch after the ground freezes in fall to prevent root damage from alternating freezing and thawing.

 

Harvest and Preserving Tips

  • Cover bushes with bird netting as fruit ripens. Netting should not touch blueberries.
  • Blueberry fruits turn blue before they are fully ripe. The acid level will continue to fall for three to seven days after the fruit turns blue. The underside of the berry will turn from pink to full blue when it is fully ripe.
  • Harvest only when the weather is dry and avoid over handling to preserve the whitish, waxy surface of the berry, which protects it from fruit molds.
  • Pick promptly to avoid insects.
  • Harvest the berries only.
  • Cool fruit promptly after harvesting and store between 32 - 40 degrees F.
  • Blueberries freeze well for later use. Freeze them in a single layer on a cookie sheet, and when they are frozen you can keep them frozen in zip lock bags.

 

Zone
4-7
Sun
Full Sun
Height
60-84 inches
Spread
48-96 inches
Food Use
Edible Fruit, Pie, Sauce
Genus
Vaccinium
Ornamental Use
Beds, Container
Harvest Season
Summer-Late summer
Blueberry, Chandler is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 2.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great blueberry I added this to my patch 2yrs ago and the first year it produced a few large sweet berries. This year there was a few more. I know that good things come to those who wait. These are excellent in size and sweetness. This years berries where bigger than a quarter. This fall I am expanding my patch and this one is a definite for it. I cant wait to add more of these this fall. Another good pick is the Blue Ray. I average around 15lbs a year with 3 of these and the chandler.
Date published: 2015-07-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from My First Blue Berry Experiment 2009-2010 This was my first time growing fruits this year (Blueberries, Raspberries, Strawberries, Ice Box Watermelons, and Cantaloupes). I planted two bushes of the chandler blueberry variety and I'm pleased to say that it went well! I had clusters and clusters of sweet big juicy blueberries for muffins, scones, cobbler, and for eating fresh mixed with other berries (Raspberries and Strwberries) and topped with homemade whipped cream. (-: They were simply delicious!---Also shared with family and neighbors. I used the miracle gro garden soil for roses on all my berries because they like similar soil conditions. I added some peat, cow manure, play sand, and an additive to put a bit more acidity in the soil because they like that. A nice 10-10-10 slow release fertilizer added in is good too and they won't require much more from there other than water every 3 days if rain isn't sufficient in your area. ~~Good luck & Enjoy!!~~
Date published: 2010-11-04
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