Baby Plants Awaiting Selection
The very first step in selection comes with the tiny seedlings showing their heads above the ground. At their first appearance it is often possible to judge the many characteristics of the plants and its fruit, which, later, become confused as the battle of warring heredities grows more acute. Much of Mr. Burbank's work of selection is done from tiny seedlings in the flat.
This image is from: Luther Burbank: his methods and discoveries and their practical application. Volume 2 Chapter 2