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.