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Luther Burbank

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Overview

This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781141887873
  • Publisher: Nabu Press
  • Publication date: 1/10/2010
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 0.67 (w) x 7.44 (h) x 9.69 (d)

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Four Burbank Prunes, The Work Behind Them Revolutionizing An Entire Industry A BRIEF outline of the story of the sugar prune was given in a chapter of an earlier volume. The preceding chapter gives further details of the quest of a perfect prune. In the present chapter I wish to speak more of results than of methods, and to present somewhat in detail the characteristics and merits of the four nearly perfect prunes that have been produced as the result of my long quest. While some of the details here presented appeal rather to the orchardist than to the general reader, yet the story as a whole will be found not without popular interest. The fact that the growing of prunes is an industry of great significance, and that the fruit is everywhere an important commercial product would furnish ample excuse, were excuse needed, for entering somewhat more into [volume VChapter IV] detail as regards the specific qualities of my quar- tet of prunes than has been done in the case of most other of my plant developments. The "splendor" Prune Another prune of the same parentage with the Giant (referred to in the preceding chapter), namely, the Hungarian prune, crossed with prune d'Agen, was advertised at the same time, under the number "A. P. 318" in New Creations of 1893. This was purchased by Stark Brothers of Louisiana, Missouri, who procured the entire stock for $3,000, and named it "Splendor." This prune is very much larger than the common French prune, is oblong, has a rich violet- purple skin, and the flesh is exceedingly sweet, and black when cureda great advantage. The American people have been educated to black prunes and generally prefer them to those of lighter colors, following thefashion set by the French smoke-dried prunes. The Splendor fully answe...
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