Luther Burbank Biography

Luther Burbank was an American botanist, horticulturist and pioneer in agricultural science. He developed more than 800 strains and varieties of plants over his 55-year career. Burbank's varied creations included fruits, flowers, grains, grasses, and vegetables. He developed a spineless cactus and the plumcot.

Burbank's most successful strains and varieties include the Shasta daisy, the fire poppy, the 'July Elberta' peach, the 'Santa Rosa' plum, the 'Flaming Gold' nectarine, the 'Wickson' plum, the freestone peach, and the white blackberry. A natural genetic variant of the Burbank potato with russet-colored skin later became known as the Russet Burbank potato. This large, brown-skinned, white-fleshed potato has become the world's predominant potato in food processing. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Luther Burbank
Nationality:
United States of America
Profession:
Botanist
Religion:
Unitarian Universalism
Date of Birth:
March 7, 1849
Astrological Sign:
Pisces
Date of Death:
April 11, 1926
Age at Death:
77
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