A watermelon that revolutionized the industry! An Allsweet type watermelon with a beautiful dark green striped rind. Attractive, deep red, firm flesh with a very good taste with large dark brown mottled seeds. Legacy has an a very tight placenta placement with no splits or cracks in the heart. The bright rind color and the firm flesh holds well, allowing a longer harvest window and shelf life. It has a very uniform oblong shape thus reducing the tapering ends which usually contributes to a high percentage of culls. Averages 22-25 lbs, however,with reduced plant populations it has the ability to exceed 25 lbs if conditions are favorable.Very productive. All the qualities of this melon make it an excellent shipper. Some ability to resist sunburn.
This variety is protected by the Plant Variety Protection Act. Unauthorized seed multiplication is prohibited.
Pollination occurs by insect, bird, wind, humans, or other natural mechanisms. Because there are no restrictions on the flow of pollen between individuals, open-pollinated plants are more genetically diverse. However, as long as pollen is not shared between different varieties within the same species, then the seed produced will remain true-to-type year after year.
* This is an estimated guide. Conditions may vary considerably due to location.