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Blueberry ‘Legacy’

Blueberry ‘Legacy’ is excellent for southern climates, as it is heat and drought-tolerant. This vigorous variety produces delicious medium-sized berries often used for pies, jams, preserves, and muffins! The fruit quality is excellent and stores well if refrigerated, typically for up to eight days. Blueberries are naturally high in antioxidants and have a high vitamin content.

‘Legacy’ is a beautiful, productive hedge with spring flowering on dark green foliage, delicious fruit in summer, and fiery red foliage for autumn color. It is vigorous, high yielding, and grows upright. In warmer areas where high-chilling highbush blueberries are grown successfully, ‘Legacy’ is recommended as a late mid-season cultivar, ripening after ‘Bluecrop,’ to extend your blueberry season!

  • Non-GMO
  • Heat and drought tolerant
  • Excellent producer
  • Fruit stores well

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Plant Details +

Botanical Vaccinium corymbosum 'Legacy'
Cultivator Type Highbush
Common Name Blueberry 'Legacy'
Family Ericaceae
Height 5-6'
Spacing 5-8'
Hardiness Zones 5-8
Exposure Full Sun to Part Shade
Foliage Large and dark green
Fruit Powder blue
Harvest Late Summer

Planting/Care Instructions +

Planting Instructions: Prepare the ground well before planting. Prefers an acid soil. In alkaline soil, add ammonium sulfate 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. Blueberries can also be grown in large pots and containers if the ericaceous compost is used. Prune in winter, cutting out dead or damaged branches. In spring, feed with sulfate of ammonia, sulfate of potash, bonemeal and top-dress with ericaceous compost.

Pests or Diseases: No serious insect or disease problems. You can protect fruit from birds with netting.