August 26, 2008


Luther Burbank, an American botanist and horticulturist, developed more than 800 strains and varieties of plants in his 55- year career. He is most famous for his Santa Rosa plum, the Freestone peach, and the Russet Burbank potato which are sold worldwide. The Russet Burbank potato, the most widely cultivated potato in the USA, is prized for processing the McDonald's french fries. He also developed the Shasta daisy and even a spineless cactus which is useful for cattle-feed.

The pictures below were taken at the Luther Burbank Home and Gardens. See if you can match the pictures with the hints given below.

1. Smooches
2. Independence Day
3. Genesis 37:3
4. Ouchless
5. 'It hasta be .....'
6. Begins with the last letter
7. Named after Swedish botanist Anders Dahl


Shasta Daisy

Spineless Cactus

Rosa 'Fourth of July'

Rosa 'Joseph's Coat'