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A Row of Plum Seedlings

It will be seen that some of these seedlings have outstripped the others in the matter of growth, and in luxuriance of foliage. Experience has shown that seedlings that thus start out well are likely to continue their relatively rapid growth and to make far better trees than the stunted ones beside them. A knowledge of the qualities of the seedling enables Mr. Burbank to select at an early stage the ones that are to be preserved, thus making experiments of an elaborate character, on a relatively small land area.

A Row of Plum Seedlings

This image is from: Luther Burbank: his methods and discoveries and their practical application. Volume 4 Chapter 2