Arago: 3-cent Burbank

3-cent Burbank

Luther Burbank (1849-1926) appears on the 3-cent Famous American Scientists stamp, issued April 17, 1940. Burbank conducted extensive plant-breeding experiments for the purpose of improving plant quality and thereby increasing the world's food supply. He introduced more than eight hundred new varieties of plants, including over two hundred varieties of fruit, many vegetables, nuts and grains, and hundreds of ornamental flowers.


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