Original publication date: 1939
Original publisher: Hall, Wilbur (ed.) New York: D. Appleton-Century Co.
Publication status: Out of print
Burbank, a brilliant and self-educated plant breeder, wrote voluminously about his work. Someday more of Burbank’s writings will be found on this site. Meanwhile, this abridgment by Wilbur Hall will have to suffice. Written for the person of good intelligence but a non-specialist; Burbank’s intention here was to both romanticize his profession while inspiring the young to follow in his footsteps.
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