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US State Fruits, Berries, and Nuts

State symbols representing fruits, berries, and nuts are often adopted after a concerted effort by citizens that recognized their importance to the state. To that end, citizens, organizations or school children often research the significant importance of fruits, berries, or nuts in their state and make a request for a legislative bill.

Find images, descriptions, taxonomic hierarchy, and a history of the state fruits, berries, and nuts representing the state symbols for each of the 50 states. Lists their origin and basic characteristics.

In botany, which is the scientific study of plants, fruits are the ripened ovaries of flowering plants. In many plant species, the fruit includes the ripened ovary and surrounding tissues. Fruits are the means by which flowering plants disseminate seeds, and the presence of seeds indicates that a structure is most likely a fruit, though not all seeds come from fruits.

Official US State Fruits, Berries, and Nuts

State

Fruits, Berries, and Nuts
(Designation)

Date
Adopted

Species

AL Blackberry
(Alabama State Fruit)
May 1,
2004
Rubus occidentalis
AL Pecan
(Alabama State Nut)
Feb 2,
1982
Juglandaceae Carya illinoensis
AL Peach
(Alabama State Tree Fruit)
Apr 20,
2006
Prunus persica
AK NA
AZ NA
AR South Arkansas
Vine Ripe Pink Tomato

(Arkansas State Fruit & Vegatable)
May 16,
1987
Genus Lycopersicon
AR Cynthiana grape
(Arkansas State Grape)
2009 Vitis aestivalis
AR Pecan
(Arkansas State Nut)
Mar 27,
2009
Carya illinoinensis
CA NA
CO NA
CT NA
DE Strawberries
(Delaware State Fruit)
2010 Genus Fragaria
FL Orange
(Florida State Fruit)
May 24, 2005 Citrus sinensis
GA Peach
(Georgia State Fruit)
Apr 7,
Prunus persica
HI NA
ID Huckleberry
(Idaho State Fruit)
Feb 13,
2000
Vaccinium membranaceum
IL Goldrush apple
(Illinois State Fruit)
2007 Malus xdomestica Borkh
IN NA  
IA NA
KS NA
KY Blackberry
(Kentucky State Fruit)
2004 Rubus occidentalis
LA Strawberry
(Louisiana State Fruit)
1980;
2001
Genus Fragaria
ME Wild Blueberry
(Maine State Berry)
1991 Vaccinium angustifolium, Aiton
MA Cranberry
(Massachusetts State Berry)
July 11, 1994 Vaccinium macrocarpon
MI NA
MN HoneycrispTM apple
(Minnesota State Fruit)
2006 Malus domestica "Honeycrisp™"
MS NA  
MO Norton/Cynthiana grape
(Missouri State Grape)
Jul 11,
2003
Vitis aestivalis
MO Black Walnut
(Missouri State Nut)
July 9,
1990
Juglans nigra
MT NA
NE NA  
NV NA
NH Pumpkin
(New Hampshire State Fruit)
2006 Cucurbita mixta
NJ High Bush Blueberry
(New Jersey State Fruit)
2003 Vaccinium corymbosum
NM NA  
NY Apple
(New York State Fruit)
1976 Genus Malus
NC Scuppernong Grape
(North Carolina State Fruit)
2001 Genus Vitis
NC Blueberry
(North Carolina State Blue Berry)
2001 Genus Vaccinium
NC Strawberry
(North Carolina State Red Berry)
2001 Genus Fragaria
ND Chokecherry
(North Dakota State Fruit)
2007 Prunus virginiana
OH Tomato
(Ohio State Fruit)
2009 Lycopersicon esculentus
OH Pawpaw
(Ohio State Native Fruit)
2009 Asimina triloba
OK Strawberry
(Oklahoma State Fruit)
May 19, 2005 Genus Fragaria
OR Pear
(Oregon State Fruit)
Apr 18,
2005
Pyrus communis
OR Hazelnut
(Oregon State Nut)
1989 Corylus avellana
PA NA  
RI Rhode Island Greening Apple
(Rhode Island State Fruit)
1991 Malus domestica
SC Peach
(South Carolina State Fruit)
1984 Prunus persica
SC Boiled peanuts
(South Carolina State Snack Food)
2006  
SD NA    
TN Tomato
(Tennessee State Fruit)
2003 Lycopersicon lycopersicum
TX Texas Red Grapefruit
(Texas State Fruit)
1993 Citrus Paradisi
TX Pecan
(Texas State Health Nut)
Jun 16,
2001
Juglandaceae Carya illinoensis
UT Cherry
(Utah State Fruit)
1997  
VT Apple
(Vermont State Fruit)
May 10, 1999 Genus Malus
VA NA  
WA Apple
(Washington State Fruit)
1989 Genus Malus
WV Golden Delicious Apple
(West Virginia State Fruit)
Mar 7,
1972
Malus pumila
WI Cranberry
(Wisconsin State Fruit)
2004 Vaccinium macrocarpon
WY    NA
State Foods
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List of official U.S. state foods. It includes everything from drinks, deserts, cookies, and muffins to complete meals.

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