Luther Burbank | Botanist

Luther Burbank | Botanist

Name Luther Burbank
Profession Botanist
Date of Birth 1849-03-07
Place of Birth Massachusetts
Age 77 yrs
Death Date 1926-04-11
Birth Sign Pisces

About Luther Burbank

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.

Early Life Experience of Luther Burbank

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

Trivia Info

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

Family Life and Relationship

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

Close Associates

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

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