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Prunus salicina ‘Burbank’

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    Burbank Plum: Named After a Genius

    By James R. Fazio | August 15, 2017

    Prunus salicina ‘Burbank’ Luther Burbank is undoubtedly one of the most successful plant breeders the world has ever known. Through his keen eye and genius for selective breeding, Burbank created and introduced more than 200 new varieties of fruits and nuts and hundreds of decorative flowers. Familiar names such as Shasta daisy, nectarines, plumcots, and freestone peaches can be traced back to the fields and greenhouse at Burbank’s home in Santa Rosa, California. Of all his green inventions, however, two…

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