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Luther Burbank: his methods and discoveries and their practical application

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Burbank, Luther, 1849-1926. Whitson, John; John, Robert; Williams, Henry Smith, 1863-1943, Editor
Luther Burbank: his methods and discoveries and their practical application
Volume V
New York: Luther Burbank Press, 1914

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Contents

[Cover]

[Frontispiece] A basket of plums

[Title page] Luther Burbank: his methods and discoveries and their practical application

[Contents] Volume V -- by chapters

Foreword to volume V

[How the plum followed the potato -- Luther Burbank's first work in California], pp. [unnumbered]-38

Four Burbank plums, and how they were made -- methods which brought unprecedented success, pp. [39]-[78]

The greatest plum of all -- the prune -- forty years in search of a perfect prune, pp. [79]-109

[Four Burbank prunes, and the work behind them -- revolutionizing an entire industry], pp. [110]-137

[Plums and prunes without stones and seeds -- how all fruits may become seedless], pp. [138]-[165]

[Planning an ideal plum or prune -- the requirements and how they may be met], pp. [166]-[195]

[New plums and prunes in the process of making -- some suggestions on which others may build], pp. [196]-[246]

What the Burbank plums and prunes have earned -- the opportunity which improvement opens up, pp. [247]-273

[Accomplishing the impossible -- the plumcot -- a cross which man had said could never be made], pp. [274]-302 ff.

[Index] List of direct color photographs in volume V

[Cover]


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