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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

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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
Will try in Oklahoma weather
Barry P on Oct 20, 2020
large berry
dennis m on Oct 6, 2020
Will try in Oklahoma weather
Barry P on Oct 20, 2020
fall colors and berries
Stephen C on Oct 8, 2020
large berry
dennis m on Oct 6, 2020
I love large, sweet blueberries.
Kaylee M on Sep 25, 2020
size and flavor
Gary E on Aug 20, 2020
I love large blueberries. The description was helpful for me to know which variety to order. Thank you.
Christine W on Jul 28, 2020
Size. Taste. Reviews
Robert S on Jul 27, 2020
just because I like blueberries
Domingo S on Jul 25, 2020
Chandler was my wife's Grandma
Enrico S on Jul 22, 2020
Stark Bros. sent me an email letting me know it???s National Blueberry Month ????. COVID-19 happened & redirected my procrastinating into high-gear productivity. The Chandler blueberry looks like large beautiful delicious berries. I trust Stark Bros. products. So here I am!
Nasiruddin on Jul 22, 2020
A friend recommended it.
Doreen D on Jul 22, 2020
Northern Growth, Large Sweet Berries.
Eric D on Jul 16, 2020
I wanted a taller/ bigger bush both for hopefully great production but also as a disabled person, picking fruit without bending is optional. As a first time grower, I also feel this product tolerant of our climate would be better. I chose two different varieties in hopes that will improve the chances of fruiting as each year's weather conditions are different.
Tericia A on Jul 15, 2020
The BIG berrys I must have. I only have sm blueberry now . wanting some to actually ???? make stuff out of it.
That is if I can get to them b4 my grandkids.. lol
Pam on Jul 3, 2020
i read they are cold tolerant and huge size berries and self pollinate
vonny c on Jul 2, 2020
large sweet berrys
rick a on Jun 18, 2020
We have several already and chandler is a favorite. Large berries pick quickly.
RICHARD P on Jun 8, 2020
It is hardy in our zone, we already have 3 different varieties and would like to add this to our berries on the homestead.
Billie Jo D on Jun 2, 2020
Food forest
RHONDA C on May 26, 2020
Just an excellent favorite blueberry to eat. The clusters never ripen at the same time so picking is a little slow, but the size and taste make up for that
CarlH on May 24, 2020
I like this berry. It's very good.
Kathleen C on May 5, 2020
I love blueberries

Want grow some of my own
Steve P on May 4, 2020
Don???t know
Minnie F on Apr 30, 2020
Big, sweet berries
Peggy S on Apr 27, 2020
I love blueberries in cereal.
Julie V on Apr 23, 2020
Wanted bigger blue berry
Ernest B on Apr 23, 2020
Size of berry and zone
Tony F on Apr 22, 2020
want to have abundance of berries and chandler name
dorothy l on Apr 19, 2020
Same as # 1
Keith M on Apr 19, 2020
Because i was looking for a tree to grow in a pot that was self pollinating, but blue berries popped up in my search for self pollinating and i LOVE Blueberries!
Erica E on Apr 18, 2020
We bought Chandler plants last year from Stark and the plants we received looked great. They were healthy and vigorous and did well last year. We are ordering more to increase our blueberry bed.
JIM B on Mar 21, 2020
Wife loves Blueberry's and they looked interesting :)
BRADLEY S on Mar 17, 2020
I wanted another type of blueberry bush. Now I will have 3 types to compare.
Susan Y on Mar 14, 2020
Size of fruit
Bobbi A on Mar 14, 2020
to complement my other blueberries
Jeffrey P on Mar 14, 2020
grows well here
John W H on Mar 14, 2020
We are trying to get a variety of berries established on our small homestead. Last year was out first year to grow. We started small the first year. This year we are adding berries.
Megan P on Mar 13, 2020
For the size
Ashley K on Mar 9, 2020
My youngest son requested "the BIGGEST blueberry ever"
Sherri W. on Feb 29, 2020
Love the large sweet blueberries we buy at the store but would prefer to try to grow our own!
Laura R on Feb 22, 2020
There are no other blueberries but Chandler. With these ordered, I will have 16 bushes. Every other blueberry is a disappointment.
Gloria C on Feb 22, 2020
The extra large berries.
Michele L on Feb 9, 2020
Product description. Wanted early to late blueberries and good cross pollenators.
David M on Feb 3, 2020
Have this at another property. It grows well and produces large bunches of huge berries. My granchildren love it!
Deborah M on Jan 22, 2020
Nice producer. Need new plants. Last years long spring rainy season ruined a number of my blueberries.
Lorraine R on Jan 18, 2020
Nice Size Fruit, Good Plant Survival in the Cold.
michael e on Jan 15, 2020
Extra large berries, later ripening variety
Don J on Oct 22, 2019
On sale, self fertile, large berries
Kimberly M on Sep 21, 2019
It's a quality variety.
Dhan R on Sep 11, 2019
large and sweet
Juan J on Sep 2, 2019
fall colors and berries
Stephen C on Oct 8, 2020
I love large, sweet blueberries.
Kaylee M on Sep 25, 2020
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: Deer are rats with antlers. They eat anything and everything. You need a fence, and bird netting
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.
Does this blueberry have big seeds?
Barbara E on Dec 16, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Hi Barbara,
I am not having any success with this blueberry in my location in Iowa so I cannot give you an answer to this question. Sorry. I am hoping this plant will become better established next growing season.
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 am in zone 7a, can the chandler blueberry tolerate partial shade?
Elena G on May 28, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Yes, but not too much. They like something close to full sun. I have several Chandlers in opartial sun, and they are doing well.
My Zone is 7A. Does that mean I can plant blueberries that range from 4-7?
Vicki G on Mar 7, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Yes but remember you are on the fringe and could get a freak bit of weather. Man are they good berries.
What blueberry type can I grow in zone 9b?
John M on Sep 20, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Hi John - This is a great question. Simply enter your zip code in the "My Location" section found on any product page. Look for the check marked varieties because they are compatible with your zone.
Are there thorns on this blueberry plant?
Camilla K on Sep 26, 2020
BEST ANSWER: We appreciate you reaching out to us. Blueberry bushes do not have thorns

If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to reach back out to us. Have a great day!
Hello do you do shipping to Canada?
Lillian K on Jul 31, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Unfortunately, at this time we cannot ship products outside the United States, or to Hawaii.
WHAT ARE BEST VARIETIES TO GROW IN RENO NV?
Kathy S on Jul 6, 2020
BEST ANSWER: If you enter your ZIP code at the following link and we'll be able to display the popular products that are available and rated for your location: //www.starkbros.com/zone-finder Also look for check marked varieties as you shop to ensure compatibility with your zone. If you have more questions regarding zone compatibility, please call Customer Support at 800.325.4180 and they would be glad to help.

If you type your zip code into the box in the "Zone Compatability" section above, a checkmark will appear if the product on this page will grow well in your location.
Can I plant your blue berries in whiskey barrels. We have hungry rabbits. Also thought they would look beautiful close the house in the barrels ?
Brandon B on Jul 1, 2020
BEST ANSWER: You can grow almost anything in a container! This excellent article will answer your questions and provide good advice. Please see "Growing Fruit Trees in Containers" //www.starkbros.com/growing-guide/article/fruit-trees-in-containers-pt1
Will Chandler blueberry cross pollinate with Patriot blueberry? It would be nice if you had a pollination chart or your blueberry varieties, as both varieties as well as others are known to produce more/bigger berries with a pollinator
Joshua N on Jun 30, 2020
BEST ANSWER: We appreciate you reaching out to us. Blueberries are self pollinating and do not require another plant to bear the fruit, however planting any other variety of blueberry will help to bear heavier crops. The Chandler and Patriot Blueberry are great varieties and will do well next to one another.

If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to reach back out to us. Have a great day!
Does wind affect blueberry bushes?
Debbie on May 26, 2020
BEST ANSWER: I live near the shore and my blueberries are doing great. The wind hasn't affected them
how old will be the plants in the gallon pot?
Pitchaiya C on May 25, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Thank you for your question. The age and size information for our blueberries is as follows: 4??? pot: 6-12 months old and 4??? tall; Small gallon container: 2 years old and 12??? tall. Our blueberries will typically take 2-3 years after planting to reach maturity and bear fruit.
why is shipping prohibited to my area 30546 for the Chandler Blueberry?
Debra D on Mar 12, 2020
BEST ANSWER: The Chandler variety is zone 3 to 7 I think your in Georgia your zone is higher probably 7b or 8 maybe a little more not but your out of climate range it likes longer chilling hours and cooler weather
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.
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
What color is the fruit inside?
david r on Apr 18, 2020

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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 5 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 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 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 4 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 4 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 5 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 6 years ago