Science: Trapaeolum majus Burpeeii

The Golden Gleam appeared in the U. S. in 1932. Neither a fancy cocktail nor a crack train, the Golden Gleam, a product of Mexico, was a double nasturtium, bearing ten petals to the ordinary blossom's five. Alert David Burpee of Philadelphia's W. Atlee Burpee Co. saw here a fine chance—if seized vigorously— to get ahead of his competitors. Sweet-scented but limited to its one glowing color, the Golden Gleam might be produced in various colors if crossbred with common nasturtiums.

Mr. Burpee at once launched a feverish program of hybridization. Forty thousand...

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