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Fruit of the Hawthorn

The familiar hawthorn is a distant relative of the apple, as its fruit suggests. For some reason or other, however, its fruiting possibilities have been neglected. Mr. Burbank thinks that it should be possible through selection, with or without hybridization, to produce a hawthorn bearing fruit of very commendable quality. The prospect of adding a new member to the not very large list of orchard fruits is alluring.

Fruit of the Hawthorn

This image is from: Luther Burbank: his methods and discoveries and their practical application. Volume 6 Chapter 8