Stark Brothers Nurseries and Orchards

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Stark Bro's Nurseries & Orchards Co. is a horticultural company based in Louisiana, Missouri, that specializes in growing and selling fruit trees to home gardeners and commercial orchardists.wikipedia
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Red Delicious

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The company was the original marketer of the Red Delicious and Golden Delicious apples.
Stark Nurseries held a competition in 1892 to find an apple to replace the 'Ben Davis' apple.

Golden Delicious

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The company was the original marketer of the Red Delicious and Golden Delicious apples.
Anderson Mullins sold the tree and propagation rights to Stark Brothers Nurseries for $5000, which first marketed it as a companion of their Red Delicious in 1914.

Luther Burbank

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They collaborated with Luther Burbank who willed over 750 of his varieties to the company.
In that same year, Stark Bro's Nurseries & Orchards Co. discovered the 'Delicious' apple, an elongated fruit with five bumps on the calyx end.

Horticulture

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Stark Bro's Nurseries & Orchards Co. is a horticultural company based in Louisiana, Missouri, that specializes in growing and selling fruit trees to home gardeners and commercial orchardists.

Louisiana, Missouri

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Stark Bro's Nurseries & Orchards Co. is a horticultural company based in Louisiana, Missouri, that specializes in growing and selling fruit trees to home gardeners and commercial orchardists.

Clay County, West Virginia

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The original tree was found on the Mullins' family farm in Clay County, West Virginia and was locally known as Mullin's Yellow Seedling and Annit apple.

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Hiatt would eventually sell the rights to this type of apple to the Stark Brothers Nurseries and Orchards who renamed it the Red Delicious.

Lloyd C. Stark

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After serving four years as a naval officer, Stark went into the family business, the Stark Brothers' Nursery, as vice-president and general manager.

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Then rights were sold to Stark Brothers Nursery who applied for a patent (U.S. Plant Pat.