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A Cactus Patch in Fruit

This picture by no means shows the best that the spineless cactus can do in the way of fruit production. It is selected as representing a fair average. Even at that, the aggregate mass of fruit in this patch of opunttas is enormous. The fruit itself still retains some spicules. - although Mr. Burbank expects to banish these in due course,-but there are no thorns on the slabs to interfere with the gathering of the crop.

A Cactus Patch in Fruit

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