Origin: USDA (1994)
- Highbush type cultivar.
- Height of bush is 5-6 feet at maturity. The growth habit is upright slightly spreading and branched well.
- Ripening is late mid-season, approximately August 15 in South Haven, Michigan.
- Yields are high and consistent in Michigan, up to 15 pounds per plant.
- Berry size is extremely large, 45 berries per 8 ounce cup. 2.4 gram berries are common compared to Blue Crop, which averages 1.9 grams per berry.
- Fruits are of excellent quality, having good firmness with a small dry stem scar. Light blue color and fine flavor with large berries are the attributes to Chandler.
- Hand harvest is recommended for obtaining the best quality fruits for fresh markets. The plants stature and concentrated ripening will lend itself for mechanical harvesting as well.
- Marketing is recommended for fresh and U-Pick sales.
- Plants tested in Grand Junction, Michigan have performed consistent yields despite winter temperatures of minus 18 degrees F. Hardiness Zones 8b-5b.
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