Like Leaf-Like Fruit
The color photograph print on this page shows with great clearness the importance of leaves in selection. The big, well-formed leaves are on the bushes with the big, well-formed fruits, and the poorer leaves are usually associated with the poorer fruits. Mr. Burbank often makes a first selection of seedlings from the leaves, not deeming it necessary to wait until the fruits have appeared.
This image is from: Luther Burbank: his methods and discoveries and their practical application. Volume 2 Chapter 2