Chandler Strawberry was originally developed in California and has been a proven producer in other coaster states throughout the year. This “June bearing” strawberry produces extremely flavorful berries that are treasured by commercial growers because they remain firmer longer. They are also great for freezing to have as a winter snack or for smoothies. They are considered an early to mid season ripener.
Latin Name: Fragaria x ananassa
Site and Soil: Strawberries like 1/2 day to full sun and well drained soil.
Pollination Requirements: Strawberries are self fertile.
Hardiness: Chandler Strawberry is hardy to minus 10 F. or below.
Bearing Age: 1st year after planting.
Size at Maturity: 6-8″ in height.
Bloom Time: March – April
Ripening Time: June
Yield: 1 pint
Pests & Diseases: Strawberries are not bothered by insect pests or diseases. Use straw mulch to keep berries off of soil and to deter slugs. Chandler is known to have a strong resistance to any pathogens that might bother other strawberries.
USDA Zone: 5-8
Sunset Western Zone: A1-A3, 1-24, H1, H2
Sunset Northeast Zone: 31, 32, 34-45