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Fruit of the Chilian Myrtle

This is another of the almost numberless tropical species with which Mr. Burbank has experimented in the endeavor to develop new types of orchard and garden fruits. The berry of the Chilian myrtle has a pleasant odor and taste, and there is sufficient variation to suggest the possibility of improvement through selective breeding. It may prove possible, also, to cross the plant with one of the other myrtles, stimulating variation, and giving further opportunity for selection.

Fruit of the Chilian Myrtle

This image is from: Luther Burbank: his methods and discoveries and their practical application. Volume 6 Chapter 9