LEGACY 26 (Yellow Seed Maize)

LEGACY 26 is a locally bred, registered and tropically adapted yellow maize variety, performed well in all agro-ecological zones in Ghana. It has good attributes for both commercial and small-scale grain production.


Grain Yield8 tons per hectare
Maturity Period (drying stage)85 – 95 Days
Seed Rate8kg per acre Sow one (1) seed per hole
Planting distance 50 cm between rows and 25 cm within rows.
TraitsHigh grain yield It has good standability and husk cover
Crop NutritionApply at least 100 kg of compound fertilizer/acre after 12 days of germination/emerges and 100 kg of nitrogen/acre during tassel/flowering.
Flowering Period50 – 55 days
Prolificacy1 – 2 cobs/plant
Drought toleranceGood
Heat ToleranceGood
Kernel TypeDent
Drying DownFast
Tolerance lodgingExcellent with robust stalk and root system
Nutritional ContentGood for human and livestock consumption. Sweet taste which makes it an excellent choice for green mealie.

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