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Blueberry ‘Legacy’
Item BU136

Grow Your Own Fresh Fruit!
'Legacy' is great for southern climates. HEAT-TOLERANT, DROUGHT-TOLERANT! Blueberries are naturally high in anti-oxidants! Blueberries are extremely nutritious and have a high vitamin content. Excellent in pies and makes delicious jams and preserves. Best of all, bake your own Blueberry Muffins! Blueberries are rapidly increasing in interest since they are so popular and reliable. Blueberries are considered a beautiful, productive hedge with spring flowering on dark green foliage, delicious fruit in summer and fiery red foliage for autumn color.

The 'Legacy' variety is vigorous, upright and is especially suited for the Southern U.S. market. The plants are high yielding and very consistent yearly. 'Legacy' has medium-sized fruit with a very superior flavor and sweetness. Rated as the highest flavor blueberry overall. The quality of the fruit is superior to many cultivars and has long storage time of around 8 days if kept refrigerated at about 40º F. The fresh market is recommended due to the high quality of the fruit flavor. Because LEGACY is a low-chilling species native to the southeast US, it is recommended as a late mid-season cultivar, ripening after 'Bluecrop', in warmer areas where high-chilling highbush blueberries are grown successfully. 'Legacy' extends your blueberry season!

Set plants out as early as possible in the spring. Prune branches back about 1/2 their length at planting time with no further pruning required the next 3 years. Prune annually thereafter during the dormant period.

Size: #1 (1 Yr) • Hardiness: Zones 5-8 • Height: 5-6' • Spacing: 5-8'

Cultivar Type: Highbush • Botanical: Vaccinium 'Legacy'

Fruit: Powder Blue Berries • Harvest: Late Midseason

Foliage: Large and Dark Green • Exposure: Full Sun or Partial Shade

Pests: No serious insect or disease problems.

Notes: 'Legacy' has high production of medium sized light blue fruit that are firm and will keep you with fresh berries for up to 6 weeks or longer. Blueberries are delicious, exceptionally nutritious and high in bioflavanoids. YOU CAN PROTECT FRUIT FROM BIRDS WITH NETTING. The ornamental use of 'Legacy' is good if the landscaper needs a spreading type bush.

Planting instructions: Prefers an acid soil. In alkaline soil, add aluminum sulphate for best results. Dig a hole large enough to encompass the roots without bending or circling. Set the plant in place so the crown (part of the plant where the root meets the stem) is about 1-2 inches below the soil surface. Add generous amounts of peat but no fertilizer when planting. Cover with soil to the original soil surface and water thoroughly.

Prepare the ground well before planting. Blueberries can also be grown in large pots and containers if ericaceous compost is used. Prune in winter, cutting out dead or damaged branches. In spring, feed with sulphate of ammonia, sulphate of potash, bonemeal and top-dress with ericaceous compost.

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