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Description

The biggest blueberry you’ve ever seen! This attractive plant produces large, sweet and juicy berries that are delicious fresh — a perfect complement to your breakfast. Also suitable for baking. Plant tolerates temperatures as low as –15ºF. Mid- to late-season. Introduced in 1995. Cold-hardy. Ripens in July. Self-pollinating.

Characteristics

Bloom Color White
Fruit Color Blue
Fruit Size Extra Large
Pollination Self-pollinating
Ripens/Harvest July
Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained
Soil pH Level 4.5 - 5.5
Taste Sweet
Texture Firm
Years to Bear 2 - 3
Zone Range 4 - 7

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 4 - 7
My Hardiness Zone ?
The USDA hardiness zones offer a guide to varieties that will grow well in certain climates. Each zone corresponds to the minimum winter temperatures experienced in a given area. Make sure that your hardiness zone lies within the zone compatability range of this variety before ordering.

Size & Spacing

Mature Size

When your plant matures, it will be approximately 4 - 5' tall x 4 - 5' wide.

Recommended Spacing

We recommend spacing these plants 4 - 5' apart to ensure room for growth.

Pollination

This variety is self pollinating.

In many cases, you may still want to plant pollinating partners to increase the size of your crops, but with self-pollinating varieties doing so is optional. You'll get fruit with only one plant!

Tools & Supplies

Having the proper tools and supplies when growing your own can make the difference between a good harvest and a great harvest! Here's a list that our experts recommend for this variety.

Planting & Care

Learn all about how to grow blueberry plants in The Growing Guide. An entire section of our website dedicated to your growing success.

Shipping Information

Estimated Delivery Date

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Our Promise of Satisfaction

1 Year Warranty

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Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this?
Stark Bro's Store
Recommendation by Stark Staff for our cold environment.
Loyal-B A on Aug 22, 2019
Wanted a late harvest
Sheril V on Apr 18, 2019
Recommendation by Stark Staff for our cold environment.
Loyal-B A on Aug 22, 2019
Their unusual size. My kids are going to love these!!
Megan N on Apr 27, 2019
Wanted a late harvest
Sheril V on Apr 18, 2019
Reviews stated they were large and sweet berries!
Mike W on Apr 18, 2019
flavor
Susan M on Apr 5, 2019
Have raised them before. Berries are very large and delicious
JOHN H on Apr 2, 2019
Good reviews
Patrice O on Mar 28, 2019
have one and love it need more
NET N on Mar 15, 2019
I wanted to start a patch.
Faye T on Feb 20, 2019
I have 1 Chandler BB bush now and the berries are huge and sweet! I have watched for sales but this is the first Chandler on sale I have seen
karen m on Nov 17, 2018
LARGE BERRIES
JAMES G on Nov 10, 2018
I chose this blueberry because it is supposed to reach a full height of 5'. This is short enough for my daughter to reach the top, but still grows tall enough to allow plenty of room for leaves and berries to grow. It should do well in North Idaho, zone 6.
Toby A on Nov 3, 2018
blueberries are healthy for people, so adding another bush.
Tauna P on Oct 9, 2018
I live in a 7A zone and believe the Chandler will do well in its fluctuating temperatures and climate
Roderick H on Sep 25, 2018
Good variety reviews online and your employee recommended. Large fruit. Long season.
EDWARD W on Jul 30, 2018
Large sweet berries are a request in our home
Christina S on Jul 28, 2018
My youngest grandson loves blueberries! And I trust Stark Brothers!
DENISE G on Jun 29, 2018
Size of berries
Janet S on Jun 26, 2018
Large tasty berries!
Brian J on Jun 19, 2018
Can you ever have too many blueberry bushes?
Carolyn W on Jun 13, 2018
Getting serious about my blueberry patch this year and Chandler seemed like a good addition.
Eisse on May 7, 2018
Crop characteristics
Lorraine R on May 4, 2018
Large sweet tasting berries from plants that grow well on my property.
joseph West on May 2, 2018
Tremendous size of the fruit, as well as the great taste!
KEVIN R on Apr 15, 2017
Self pollinating
Mike M on Jan 8, 2017
customer service helped me determine based on living in Colorado with cold dry winters
June B on Nov 7, 2016
large dependable mild fruits - preferred taste to other varieties, easy picking high bush, not bothered by diseases or pests like birds or bugs or squirrels where I am (have blueberries for many years already) and I already had 1 chandler out of 6 blueberry bushes, expanding to eight. recent purchase of 2 chandlers already growing nicely
john g on Aug 16, 2016
Large good tasting fruit
W Steven B on Aug 11, 2016
Large berries
Nathan K on Jul 8, 2016
i bought some of these from your company years ago and thought i would like some more. they are great.
kenneth t on Jun 26, 2016
We already have some and they are doing good. They also get great reviews!
wayne f on May 31, 2016
Plant was recommended by another customer for the berry size and sweet taste.
Joseph M on May 17, 2016
To replace a bush that did not thrive.
LARRY D on May 17, 2016
Wanted to grow sweet, healthy fruit!
CHARLENE C on May 11, 2016
Mid - late season bearer .....
Jonathan B on May 8, 2016
Best taste
Michael L E on May 8, 2016
Large fruit size
Bill H on May 7, 2016
This one was for the showier, big berries.
AMY K on May 6, 2016
cold hardy, self pollinator and sweet berry
Nancy H on May 6, 2016
Grows well in clay type soils.
Mark V on May 3, 2016
The size of the blueberries and the sweet taste.
Shawn M on Apr 15, 2016
Large blueberries and I want to grow in a container.
James S on Apr 7, 2016
I wanted blueberries and my sister ordered these too. They produce magnificent crops for her in Montana. Hoping it will do the same in Missouri
Zardrelle A on Mar 30, 2016
I currently have 7 varieties of blueberry's and Chandler is by far my best yielder with large berries
Jay P on Mar 22, 2016
We have a Chandler, and the berries are a family favorite. The size is amazing, and the taste is fantastic. We like to eat our blueberries fresh. Sometimes they even make it to the colander and into the house!
STEPHEN B on Mar 11, 2016
it says its cold hardy & self pollinating so I only needed 1 bush.
Bridget M on Feb 27, 2016
Friend has them and they are delicious LARGE easy to pick berries. They ordered their plants from you too. We pick other berries from their yard yearly. and when BLESSED we get to pick these!!! NOW to keep the birds away!!! 2 plants are headed to WA state with my daughter to her new home.
Jayne S on Feb 20, 2016
Their unusual size. My kids are going to love these!!
Megan N on Apr 27, 2019
Reviews stated they were large and sweet berries!
Mike W on Apr 18, 2019
Why is this listed as zone 4 when the description says only -15?
Scott T on Oct 6, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Because this variety has performed well in zone 4, where -15 degrees F is not unusual. You should still consider applying winter protection (like straw for insulation) if your area is known to dip to lows of -20 and -30 degrees F.
Are deer attracted to blueberries?
Lucille L on Apr 12, 2019
BEST ANSWER: To date, the deer have not touched my blueberry shrubs. Rabbits are another threat. They have munched on a few buds. The deer may leave mine alone as they prefer destroying my apple tree.
do you have to prune blueberries and if so, when and how much?
Dave J on May 8, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I only have pruned mine to clear out dead wood and some poor producing growth. I have one new plant near a window in an azalea bed which I plan on pruning to shape as a foundation planting.
I'm in NE Alabama, zone 7b. Summer is brutal! Will these do well with high heat, drought and humidity?
Dena M on Jul 28, 2019
BEST ANSWER: In your area, a Southern highbush variety would perform much better. You may want to look at Jubilee, Misty or Sunshine, which all perform very well in high heat.
If I wanted to plant a pollinating partner for the Chandler Blueberry so that I get a better crop, what would my options be?
Charli on May 15, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Bluecrop and Jersey would be two of the better varieties to serve as pollinators.
I have a chandler blueberry bush probably five years old ten foot high I'm not I have a chandler blueberry bush about five years old no blueberrys?
Tom B on Apr 22, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Thank you for your question. First, do a soil test to check the pH (it should be between 4.5 - 5.0 for blueberries) and see which nutrients it might be missing. Then fertilize accordingly. Is the shrub getting at least 6 hours of full sun? All of these things could contribute to a lack of fruiting.
Heat tolerance?
Patrice R on Mar 2, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Hi, Patrick. This is really a cold-hardy variety suited to the northern half of the country. Sunshine, O'Neal or Jubilee are much more heat-tolerant.
Is it too late to plant week before Thanksgiving?
karen m on Nov 17, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Thank you for your question. Because weather and soil conditions vary so much from year to year and even within your zone, it's best to think of your planting time as a range of favorable conditions instead of an exact time.

You can plant new plants and trees: 1) when the ground is not frozen, 2) when daytime temperatures are above freezing (32??F) and below 90??F, and 3) when extreme weather (blizzard, hail, torrential rain, etc.) is not in the forecast. Be sure to keep plants watered if you're transplanting in warm and/or dry weather.
what is the best time of the year to plant in zone 7?
george c on Nov 17, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Thank you for your question. Because weather and soil conditions vary so much from year to year and even within your zone, it's best to think of your planting time as a range of favorable conditions instead of an exact time.

You can plant new plants and trees: 1) when the ground is not frozen, 2) when daytime temperatures are above freezing (32??F) and below 90??F, and 3) when extreme weather (blizzard, hail, torrential rain, etc.) is not in the forecast. Be sure to keep plants watered if you're transplanting in warm and/or dry weather.
what is the best variety of blueberry to cross pollinate chandler?
Belen on Oct 27, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Any other Northern highbush variety will work well - we like Blueray and Bluecrop. Those and a couple of other varieties can be found here: //www.starkbros.com/tags/northern-highbush-blueberry
is the chandler blueberry a rabbit eye ?
Nora y on Nov 2, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Thank you for your question. No, Chandler isn't a rabbiteye. If that's what you're looking for, you can take a look at this collection of Southern blueberries here:

http://www.starkbros.com/products/berry-plants/blueberry-plants/southern-highbush-blueberry-plant-collection

Customer Reviews

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Chandler is the best.
Chandler is the largest, juicy blueberry on the market. It seems to withstand the cold winters of New York State very well. Chandler is great to eat fresh, keeps well in the refrigerator, and we have wonderful results with freezing. Warm blueberry muffins taste so good in the winter when the snow flies. Chandler seems to be very hardy, we get freezing temperatures, sometimes 25 below zero and the following year it still produces. We would recommend this variety to anyone interested in raising blueberries. Charles O. Dufresne, Worcester, N.Y,
May 13, 2016
Purchased
over 4 years ago
Fantastic!
The plants I ordered arrived in perfect condition with clear and concise planting instructions. I planted them in the fall with no expectation to get berries in the Spring. To our amazement we have blueberries galore.
May 18, 2016
Purchased
over 4 years ago
Chandler blueberry
Chandler has become our favorite blueberry variety. Up here in North Idaho the winters are long, cold and snowy with lots of wind. This blueberry keeps coming back each year with great growth and large, sweet berries in spite of the weather and high soil pH (we added a couple of bales of peat moss and several applications of cottonseed meal to the berry beds). It even bears well in our high summer temps with very little rainfall and once a week watering.
July 28, 2017
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Chandler Blueberry
In three years I can give you a critique of the bush. 1st year it wreeps, 2nd year it creeps, 3rd it leaps
May 7, 2016
Purchased
over 5 years ago
Stark Bros. sood by their plants
The first plants didn't make it. So the following year I ordered another batch. The operator at Stark told me they were under warranty so she shipped 3 more free of charge, all doing well now just a year behind. Great customer service.
May 21, 2017
Purchased
over 3 years ago
You said it wouldn't produce in my zone
You said it wouldn't produce in my zone as the temp were not cold enough long enough. Well I have news for you, The bush is thriving, and flat out producing, I just started harvesting a couple days ago, and 1/2 of them are the size of quarters. I'm very happy !!!!
May 19, 2017
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Doing great.
This is my third season with it and first time getting fruit from it. Everything is going good so far. I have it growing in a 7 gallon smart pot. I look forward to tasting the berries.
May 25, 2016
Purchased
over 5 years ago
Very pleased
My plants arrived in good condition. This is the 2nd year and they have lots of blooms, way more than I expected for a plant this young. The plants look great and I can hardly wait to taste the berries!
May 8, 2016
Purchased
over 5 years ago
Large berrys
This is 1st year chandlers bloomed and are producing berrys and without a doubt these berrys are twice as large as any berry I have on other plants.Do not know about flavor yet but hoping they will start ripening in next two weeks so I can compare
May 19, 2016
Purchased
over 4 years ago
Blueberry
So far doing well. Very healthy and producing a couple berries it is only two years old
May 8, 2016
Purchased
over 5 years ago