Collected for Seed
These tomato vines, with their undeveloped fruit, were collected for seed before the fruit ripened, to guard against loss, as the experiment was one to which a great deal of attention had been given, and which promised excellent results. The description in the text of Mr. Burbank's experiments with tomato seeds that he had brought with him years before from Massachusetts, is worth consulting.
This image is from: Luther Burbank: his methods and discoveries and their practical application. Volume 7 Chapter 4