Chandler Strawberry Plant
|Soil Type||Well Drained|
|Mature Height||6-8 Inches|
|Mature Width||1-2 Feet|
The bright red beautifully shaped berries are an iconic summertime treat. A single Chandler Strawberry Plant will produce an average of 1 pint of fruit per season. With a maximum growth height of 8 inches and a width of 18 inches, these berries certainly prove that good things come in small packages. Strawberry plants are low maintenance and easy to care for, making them a great plant for every skill-level gardener. Chandlers are sun-loving, and grow best in the southern zones of 5-8.
Are there any plants that do not grow well alongside strawberries?
Peppers, roses, potatoes, and tomatoes can all be harmful to strawberry plants and even cause diseases.
Do strawberries like coffee grounds?
You can sprinkle used coffee grounds at the base prior to watering.
Are eggshells beneficial to my strawberry plants?
Strawberry plants benefit immensely from the addition of natural potassium. To introduce natural potassium into your garden simply place empty eggshells in the sun until they dry out completely and then they can be crushed and added to the soil.
As a native of California these sun loving, southern grown plants are small but hardy fruit producers that require very little maintenance. This variety of strawberry plants easily adapts to container planting and pyramid gardens in a flattened bed. It even works as a border plant. A light layer of mulch should be applied to help maintain a proper amount of moisture. Mulch also helps to keep the fruit clean and to decrease weed growth. New plants should be watered frequently until they are well established.
When growing in garden rows, plants should be placed 18-24 inches apart and each row should be spaced 3-5 feet apart. The crown of your berry plant should be flush with the surrounding soil. Chandlers can be planted at any time as long as the ground temperature is at least 60 degrees. Ensure your new berry plants receive full sun, as the fruit production will suffer if they don’t. Well-draining soil is also vital to the health and successful fruit production of these sweet summer treats.
With a shallow root system these beauties require a daily drink of water, especially during the times when fruit is present. However take care to not over water as strawberries are highly substabile to root rot.
It is recommended that a well balanced fertilizer be applied to strawberry beds in early summer and again in late summer. Fertilizer should never be applied to plants that are flowering. pH levels should remain at around 6 to offer sufficient nutrients for ample fruit production.
These ground hugging, summer time fruit producing plants are a simple yet rewarding addition to any garden. They are easy to care for, and maintain optimal fruit production. After harvesting the fruit from Chandler Strawberry Plants, the old foliage should be removed with care to not damage the crown. Proper moisture levels and sunlight exposure should be maintained to ensure the highest crop production yields.