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Stigmatic Chestnut Blossoms

Hand pollenizing of the chestnut is effected with the greatest facility, nothing more being required than to pluck a pollen-bearing branch, like that shown on the opposite page, and dust it lightly against such a stigmatic branch as this. Mr. Burbank has produced remarkable results by hybridizing chestnuts from Japan with European and American species. Some hybrids are immune to the fungus that destroys the American chestnut.

Stigmatic Chestnut Blossoms

This image is from: Luther Burbank: his methods and discoveries and their practical application. Volume 3 Chapter 3