A Stalwart Infant
The seedling cherry here shown, putting forth its solid clusters of blossoms while only knee-high, illustrates two or three of the characteristic qualities of the Burbank orchard fruits-notable the qualities of early and prolific bearing. Mr. Burbank constantly selects with these qualities in mind, with the result that his orchard trees generally bear fruit at a far earlier age than ordinary ones. This precocious little sapling is a typical plant in Mr. Burbank's garden.
This image is from: Luther Burbank: his methods and discoveries and their practical application. Volume 2 Chapter 7