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Getting Color into the Pear

The ordinary pear, in its better varieties, is as large as can be desired, and its shape is regarded by many fruit growers as ideal. But hitherto the pear has for the most part lacked the color which gives such attractiveness to many varieties of apples. Mr. Burbank has been experimenting, however, in the production of pears with richly colored skins, as the example at the right shows, as contrasted with the ordinary one at the left, one of the results of this experiment.

Getting Color into the Pear

This image is from: Luther Burbank: his methods and discoveries and their practical application. Volume 4 Chapter 1