Luther Burbank

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Birthday
7, 1849
Birthplace
Massachusetts
Death Date
Apr 11, 1926 (77)
Birth Sign
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Birthday
7, 1849
Birthplace
Massachusetts
Death Date
Apr 11, 1926 (77)

About

American botanist, horticulturist and a pioneer in agricultural science who developed more than 800 strains and varieties of plants over his 55-year career. Some of these strains include the Shasta raise, the fire poppy, and the wickson plum.

Before Fame

He developed one of the most successful potato breeds at his first farm.

Trivia

He bred, among other things, the plumcot and the russet potatoes used today.

Family Life

He married Helen Coleman in 1890, and after their divorce in 1896, he married Elizabeth Waters in 1916.

Associated With

The home that he was born in was moved by Henry Ford to be part of Greenfield Village.