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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
ALBlackberry
(Alabama State Fruit)
May 1,
2004
Rubus occidentalis
ALPecan
(Alabama State Nut)
Feb 2,
1982
Juglandaceae Carya illinoensis
ALPeach
(Alabama State Tree Fruit)
Apr 20,
2006
Prunus persica
AKNA
AZNA
ARSouth Arkansas
Vine Ripe Pink Tomato

(Arkansas State Fruit & Vegatable)
May 16,
1987
Genus Lycopersicon
ARCynthiana grape
(Arkansas State Grape)
2009Vitis aestivalis
ARPecan
(Arkansas State Nut)
Mar 27,
2009
Carya illinoinensis
CANA
CONA
CTNA
DEStrawberries
(Delaware State Fruit)
2010Genus Fragaria
FLOrange
(Florida State Fruit)
May 24, 2005Citrus sinensis
GAPeach
(Georgia State Fruit)
Apr 7,
Prunus persica
HINA
IDHuckleberry
(Idaho State Fruit)
Feb 13,
2000
Vaccinium membranaceum
ILGoldrush apple
(Illinois State Fruit)
2007Malus xdomestica Borkh
INNA 
IANA
KSNA
KYBlackberry
(Kentucky State Fruit)
2004Rubus occidentalis
LAStrawberry
(Louisiana State Fruit)
1980;
2001
Genus Fragaria
MEWild Blueberry
(Maine State Berry)
1991Vaccinium angustifolium, Aiton
MA Cranberry
(Massachusetts State Berry)
July 11, 1994Vaccinium macrocarpon
MINA
MNHoneycrispTM apple
(Minnesota State Fruit)
2006Malus domestica "Honeycrisp™"
MSNA 
MONorton/Cynthiana grape
(Missouri State Grape)
Jul 11,
2003
Vitis aestivalis
MOBlack Walnut
(Missouri State Nut)
July 9,
1990
Juglans nigra
MTNA
NENA 
NVNA
NHPumpkin
(New Hampshire State Fruit)
2006Cucurbita mixta
NJHigh Bush Blueberry
(New Jersey State Fruit)
2003Vaccinium corymbosum
NMNA 
NYApple
(New York State Fruit)
1976Genus Malus
NCScuppernong Grape
(North Carolina State Fruit)
2001Genus Vitis
NCBlueberry
(North Carolina State Blue Berry)
2001Genus Vaccinium
NCStrawberry
(North Carolina State Red Berry)
2001Genus Fragaria
NDChokecherry
(North Dakota State Fruit)
2007Prunus virginiana
OHTomato
(Ohio State Fruit)
2009Lycopersicon esculentus
OHPawpaw
(Ohio State Native Fruit)
2009Asimina triloba
OKStrawberry
(Oklahoma State Fruit)
May 19, 2005Genus Fragaria
ORPear
(Oregon State Fruit)
Apr 18,
2005
Pyrus communis
ORHazelnut
(Oregon State Nut)
1989Corylus avellana
PANA 
RIRhode Island Greening Apple
(Rhode Island State Fruit)
1991Malus domestica
SCPeach
(South Carolina State Fruit)
1984Prunus persica
SCBoiled peanuts
(South Carolina State Snack Food)
2006 
SDNA  
TNTomato
(Tennessee State Fruit)
2003Lycopersicon lycopersicum
TXTexas Red Grapefruit
(Texas State Fruit)
1993Citrus Paradisi
TXPecan
(Texas State Health Nut)
Jun 16,
2001
Juglandaceae Carya illinoensis
UTCherry
(Utah State Fruit)
1997 
VTApple
(Vermont State Fruit)
May 10, 1999Genus Malus
VANA 
WAApple
(Washington State Fruit)
1989Genus Malus
WVGolden Delicious Apple
(West Virginia State Fruit)
Mar 7,
1972
Malus pumila
WICranberry
(Wisconsin State Fruit)
2004Vaccinium macrocarpon
WY   NA
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