Luther Burbank was an avid grafter. He grafted everything from fruit and nut trees to tomatoes and potatoes. One of the advantages to grafting is to reduce the time until a tree fruits by 2-7 years!!! In most cases, new grafts will fruit in less than two seasons, and in some exceptional cases, fruit will bear on the same season that the graft was made. His most popular contribution to grafting was the 20,000 prune trees where he used the technique of “June Budding” to deliver a seemingly impossible order to a local businessman (Mr. Dutton) within one season, earning...
Mark your calendars for these events!
- Tour Season Opens - April 1
- Mother's Day Plant Sale - May 14
- Chosen Spot Plant Expo
- George M Preview Benefit Performance - June 7
- Tour Season Closes - Oct 31
- Holiday Open House - Dec 2-3
Visit our sister site:
Luther Burbank Experiment Farm