# 876 - 3¢ L. Burbank: plate block - Scientist

Luther Burbank was a pioneering American horticulturist whose work with the potato led to the Burbank, or Idaho, potato. Although Burbank never understood the genetic principles governing his work, he developed more than 800 new varieties of fruit trees, ornamental trees, flowers, vegetables, grains, grasses, and forage plants. Scott 876 L. Burbank