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Burbank, Luther, 1849-1926 / Luther Burbank: his methods and discoveries and their practical application

Luther Burbank -- the sum of his work with plant life -- what it has meant to science and agriculture,   pp. [155]-[201] PDF (10.3 MB)

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but they were succinctly expressed in the text of
New Creations, and the diversities of forms among
second generation hybrids were illustrated by
photographs showing many types of hybrid black-
berry and raspberry canes and leaves.
The diversity of second-generation hybrids was
illustrated by such other examples as the Phe-
nomenal Berry and two other hybrids listed in
the catalog under separate numbers and an-
nounced as of the same origin.
But for that matter, the segregation and re-
combination of characters in the second genera-
tion, leading to endless diversity or variation, was
illustrated in the case of every new variety named
in the entire catalog, with the exception of the
Paradox and Royal Walnuts and the Primus
Berry, these alone being first-generation hybrids.
Quotation has already been made as to the
"million kinds" of blackberry hybrids of the sec-
ond generation. It may be added that in the sup-
plement of 1894, a photograph was reproduced that
showed a "sample pile of brush twelve feet wide,
fourteen feet in height, and twenty-two feet long,
containing sixty-five thousand two- and three-year-
old hybrid seedling berry bushes (forty thousand
blackberry-raspberry hybrids and twenty-five
thousand Shaffer-Gregg hybrids) all dug with their
crop of ripening berries."

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