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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, March 11, 1914, NOON EDITION, Image 13

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PLANT INVENTOR RIVALS BURBANK WITH
CREATIONS GROWN ON CITV LOTS
San Diego, March 11. There may
be only one Luther Burbank, but
there is at least another plant wizard,
as results recently achieved by Geo.
B. Frank of this city show. In a
garden covering a few city lots this
man is conducting experiments, the
results of which will be invaluable to
all vegetable producers and consum
ers. Here are some of his most re
cent creations:
1. A bean which yields almost
twice as much as an ordinary bean',
Wonder-Worker George B. Frank
in his garden in San Diego showing
his new tomato creation and also a
picture of the spineless .cucumber,
which his one of his most noteworthy
plant inventions.
obtained by crossing a climber and
another species, eliminating some of
the "climber's peculiarities including
the. climbing.
2. A cucumber which is spineless
and which,, instead of having green
ends, is almost entirely solid. The
seed spaces are,small and the cucum
ber very large and crisp, "and grows
rapidly.
3. A 'large tomato which is al
most all meat. Frank crossed four
times between'a Stone' tomato and a

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