Luther Burbank Biography

Scientist, Journalist, Botanist (1849–1926)
Luther Burbank was a plant breeder whose methods have led to advances in modern genetic study.


Luther Burbank purchased a 17-acre tract and began a 55-year plant-breeding career that almost immediately saw the development of the Burbank potato. Selling the rights to the potato, he settled in California, where he established a nursery garden, greenhouse and experimental farms that were to become famous throughout the world and developed more than 800 new strains and varieties of plants.

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