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Luther Burbank at the Age of Seventeen

When this picture was taken, Luther Burbank had already begun his work of plant development, to the extent of making numberless experiments in grafting, in the selecting of seeds from plants showing special qualities, and even In cross-pollenation. He had not as yet produced any striking results, to be sure, but he was acquiring the technique that was to stand him in such good stead in later years.

Luther Burbank at the Age of Seventeen

This image is from: Luther Burbank: his methods and discoveries and their practical application. Volume 12 Chapter 1