Persimmon Tree in Bearing
This shows an improved variety of persimmon in full bearing. Mr. Burbank suggests that great improvement may be wrought by combining the Japanese and the American varieties. At first the Japanese is incomparably superior, the American persimmon being very little prized in the regions where it grows. Through combination and selective breeding a really notable orchard fruit should be developed.
This image is from: Luther Burbank: his methods and discoveries and their practical application. Volume 4 Chapter 9