If you've ever eaten a McDonald's french fry, or admired a Shasta daisy, or savored a Santa Rosa plum, you've enjoyed the work of plant developer Luther Burbank. Robb and I will be visiting the site of Gold Ridge, his experimental farm, with the California Rare Fruit Growers on Saturday. We're tagging along on a tour, which is open to the public.
We certainly aren't growing any rare fruit at our place. Yet. Our fruit trees are pretty much the Usual Suspects, which includes the Santa Rosa plum which he developed. I'm not complaining. I'll trade common, mature trees, for exotic twigs any day of the week.
Sorry this is such a dud of a blog entry. I've got a terrible headache and can't focus.
Here's the best Luther Burbank link, ever.