White blackberry "Iceberg" in the The Burbank seed book
|Breeder||Luther Burbank in 1914|
The white blackberry is an unusual white variety of blackberry developed by plant breeder Luther Burbank, also known as the iceberg white blackberry or snowbank berry, probably originating as a pun on the name "Burbank".
He originally found a wild pale coloured blackberry in New Jersey, named 'Crystal White'. He then mixed that berry with other pale berries. Burbank had tried out 65,000 unsuccessful crossbreeds, at his facility in Santa Rosa, California, before enjoying success in 1894.
- Luther Burbank The White Blackberry: How a Color Transformation Was Brought About, p. 1, at Google Books
- SJSU Virtual Museum Archived April 18, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.
- Famous Plants
- "Luther Burbank: His Methods and Discoveries (1914), The White Blackberry". Retrieved 29 January 2017.
- Site of Luther Burbank's home & Greenhouse Mr. Burbank's white blackberry is still propagated here today
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