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Quick Facts About Chandler Blueberry:
MATURE SIZE: 5 feet tall x 7 feet wide
FLAVOR: sweet, full blueberry flavor
FRUIT SIZE: size of a quarter
USE FOR: baking, eating fresh
USDA HARDINESS ZONE: 4 - 9
FALL COLOR: bright red
BLUEBERRY TYPE: Northern highbush
POLLINATION: self-pollinating, but production is greater when planted with another blueberry variety.
Chandler blueberry holds the record for producing the worlds largest
blueberry, with fruit reaching the size of a quarter on mature bushes. A
key to this large fruit size is the long ripening and picking season;
Chandler blueberries can be picked on a regular basis, with good yields
over a 4 to 6 week period.
Chandler was first released in 1994 and has since become a favorite for home garden, U pick gardens and commercial farmers market growers. Chandler blueberry is not only big in size, but also packed with flavor. The exceptionally large, dusty blue berries are sweet and juicy. Shop for Chandler blueberry plants.
Blueberry Growing Requirements Tips:
Select a Site: Blueberries require acid soils, which greatly limits where they can be grown in Idaho. A
soil pH between 4.2 and 5.2 is ideal (pH 7.0 is neutral). Blueberries can be grown, with some challenges, on sites where the pH is as high as 6.0.
Soil pH: Soils having pH values between 5.5 and 6.0 can be acidified by incorporating sulfur into the soil one or two years before planting blueberries. For faster lowering of your pH, blueberries can be grown in raised beds filled with potting mixes or amended soil.
Full Sun: While blueberries survive in partial shade, you need full sun exposure to develop good fruit flavor and maintain high yields. Blueberries grown in the shade become tall, spindly, and unproductive, creating bushes that are unattractive and do not tolerate snow loads well.
Plant 2 or More: While some varieties are self-pollinating, for best production yields plant 2 or different varieties of blueberry plants within 10 - 15 feet of each other.