Science: Patented Peach

On May 23, 1930 President Hoover honored the late Luther Burbank by approving a bill which gave the creators of new plants monopoly rights by patent. Mrs. Burbank would presumably be rich now had the plant patent law been passed during her husband's lifetime of fruit & flower invention.

First patentee of a plant was Henry F. Rosenberg of New Brunswick, N. J. He made the "Dr. Van Fleet," a climbing rose which blooms once a year, an "ever- blooming . . . climbing or trailing rose," in...

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