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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 Species

Date
Adopted

Alabama Blackberry
(Rubus occidentalis)

Alabama State Fruit
May 1,
2004
Alabama Pecan
(Juglandaceae Carya illinoensis)
Alabama State Nut
Feb 2,
1982
Alabama Peach
(Prunus persica)

Alabama State Tree Fruit
Apr 20,
2006
Alaska NA
Arizona NA
Arkansas South Arkansas
Vine Ripe Pink Tomato

(Genus Lycopersicon)
Arkansas State Fruit & Vegatable
May 16,
1987
Arkansas Cynthiana grape 
(Vitis aestivalis)
Arkansas State Grape
2009
Arkansas Pecan
(Carya illinoinensis)

Arkansas State Nut
Mar 27,
2009
California NA
Colorado NA
Connecticut NA
Delaware Strawberries
(Genus Fragaria)

Delaware State Fruit
2010
Florida Orange
(Citrus sinensis)

Florida State Fruit
May 24,
2005
Georgia Peach
(Prunus persica)

Georgia State Fruit
Apr 7,
Hawaii NA
Idaho Huckleberry
(Vaccinium membranaceum)

Idaho State Fruit
Feb 13,
2000
Illinois Goldrush apple
(Malus xdomestica Borkh)

Illinois State Fruit
2007
Indiana NA  
Iowa NA
Kansas NA
Kentucky Blackberry
(Rubus occidentalis)
Kentucky State Fruit
2004
Louisiana Strawberry
(Genus Fragaria)

Louisiana State Fruit
1980;
2001
Maine Wild Blueberry
(Vaccinium angustifolium, Aiton)
Maine State Berry
1991
Massachusetts Cranberry
(Vaccinium macrocarpon)
Massachusetts State Berry
July 11,
1994
Michigan NA
Minnesota HoneycrispTM apple
(Malus domestica "Honeycrisp™")

Minnesota State Fruit
2006
Mississippi NA  
Missouri Norton/Cynthiana grape
(Vitis aestivalis)

Missouri State Grape
Jul 11,
2003
Missouri Black Walnut
(Juglans nigra)

Missouri State Nut
July 9,
1990
Montana NA
Nebraska NA  
Nevada NA
New Hampshire Pumpkin
(Cucurbita mixta)

New Hampshire State Fruit
2006
New Jersey High Bush Blueberry
(Vaccinium corymbosum)

New Jersey State Fruit
2003
New Mexico NA  
New York Apple
(Genus Malus)
New York State Fruit
1976
North Carolina Scuppernong Grape
(Genus Vitis)
North Carolina State Fruit
2001
North Carolina Blueberry
(Genus Vaccinium)
North Carolina State Blue Berry
2001
North Carolina Strawberry
(Genus Fragaria)
North Carolina State Red Berry
2001
North Dakota Chokecherry
(Prunus virginiana)
North Dakota State Fruit
2007
Ohio Tomato
(Lycopersicon esculentus)
Ohio State Fruit
2009
Ohio Pawpaw
(Asimina triloba)
Ohio State Native Fruit
2009
Oklahoma Strawberry
(Genus Fragaria)
Oklahoma State Fruit
May 19,
2005
Oregon Pear
(Pyrus communis)
Oregon State Fruit
Apr 18,
2005
Oregon Hazelnut
(Corylus avellana)
Oregon State Nut
1989
Pennsylvania NA  
Rhode Island Rhode Island Greening Apple
(
Malus domestica)
Rhode Island State Fruit
1991
South Carolina Peach
(Prunus persica)
South Carolina State Fruit
1984
South Carolina Boiled peanuts
South Carolina State Snack Food
2006
South Dakota NA  
Tennessee Tomato
(Lycopersicon lycopersicum)
Tennessee State Fruit
2003
Texas Texas Red Grapefruit
(Citrus Paradisi)
Texas State Fruit
1993
Texas Pecan
(Juglandaceae Carya illinoensis)
Texas State Health Nut
Jun 16,
2001
Utah Cherry
(Prunus avium & Prunus cerasus)
Utah State Fruit
1997
Vermont Apple
(Genus Malus )
Vermont State Fruit
May 10,
1999
Virginia NA  
Washington Apple
(Genus Malus)
Washington State Fruit
1989
West Virginia Golden Delicious Apple
(Malus pumila)
West Virginia State Fruit
Mar 7,
1972
Wisconsin Cranberry
(Vaccinium macrocarpon)
Wisconsin State Fruit
2004
Wyoming    NA
State Foods
State Foods Symbols
List of official U.S. state foods. It includes everything from drinks, deserts, cookies, and muffins to complete meals.


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