Fruits, Berries, and Nuts
Fruits, Berries, and Nuts

State Fruits


US State Fruits, Berries, and Nuts

State fruits, berries, and nuts representing the state symbols for each of the 50 states.

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.

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.

The United States of America loves to celebrate its heritage. To become a state symbol, a fruit, berry or nut  must go through a rigorous lawmaking process. A lot of the time it’s a concentrated effort from a states’ population that urges lawmakers to put a bill into action. Citizens, organizations, and even school children do some research before requesting a bill. After that, the bill follows the regular legislative process. And if the bill is passed, then the fruit, berry or nut becomes an official state symbol.

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.

Official US State Fruits, Berries, and Nuts

State Symbols

Fruit - Species - Designation - Adopted

(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 & Vegetable
- 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
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
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