An Indestructible Bloom
The plumcot inherited part of the fuzz of its parent apricot, together with the beautiful bloom of its plum parent-with the result that the fuzz protects the bloom and makes it practically indestructible. In this photograph print the finger had been drawn heavily across the fruit, but no mark was left.
This image is from: Luther Burbank: his methods and discoveries and their practical application. Volume 1 Chapter 8