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Strawberry: Fragaria x ananassa 'Chandler'

Botanical name: Fragaria x ananassa 'Chandler'

Common name: strawberry

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Strawberry: Fragaria x ananassa 'Chandler'
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Soil: damp, neutral, loam
Zones: 5a thru 10b

bird attracting, butterfly attracting, bee attracting, edible

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description for "Strawberry: Fragaria x ananassa 'Chandler'"

Fragaria x ananassa 'Chandler' is a short-day variety widely planted in winter months in So. CA as well as the Central Valley. Very high yielding variety with large flavorful fruit. Adaptability shown to other regions, although 'Chandler' is not very winter hardy and should be avoided in colder areas. Released in 1983 by the Univ. of CA. Plant strawberries as soon as the ground can be worked in the spring to allow the plants to become well established before hot weather arrives. This is usually from January through April depending on your growing region. Do not plant in soil if it is wet. Try to plant strawberries on a cloudy day or during the late afternoon. Set the strawberry plant in the soil so that the soil is just covering the tops of the roots. Do not cover the crown. Space plants 12-18" apart in rows 3-4 feet apart. After four or five weeks, the plants will produce runners and new daughter plants. 20-50 days to maturity.

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