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Official State Fruits

Official fruits (berries, grapes, fruits) listed by state. (List by state or year)
StateList by state Name Designated as Year
Alabama Blackberry (Rubus occidentalis) Official fruit 2004
Alabama Peach (Prunus persica) Official State tree fruit 2006
Alaska [ None ]    
Arizona [ None ]    
Arkansas South Arkansas Vine Ripe Pink Tomato Official State fruit and the official State vegetable 1987
Arkansas Grape Cynthiana grape 2009
California [ None ]    
Colorado [ None ]    
Connecticut [ None ]    
Delaware Strawberries Official fruit 2010
Florida Orange (Citrus sinensis and hybrids thereof) Official fruit 2005
Georgia Peach Official Georgia state fruit 1995
Hawaii [ None ]    
Idaho Huckleberry State fruit 2000
Illinois Goldrush apple (Malus xdomestica Borkh) State fruit 2007
Indiana [ None ]    
Iowa [ None ]    
Kansas [ None ]    
Kentucky Blackberry Official fruit 2004
Louisiana Louisiana strawberry Official state fruit 1980
Maine Wild blueberry (Vaccinium angustifolium, Aiton) Official state berry 1991
Maryland [ None ]    
Massachusetts Cranberry (Vaccinium macrocarpon) Official berry 1994
Michigan [ None ]    
Minnesota HoneycrispTM apple Official fruit 2006
Mississippi [ None ]    
Missouri Norton/Cynthiana grape (Vitis aestivalis) Official state grape 2003
Montana [ None ]    
Nebraska [ None ]    
Nevada [ None ]    
New Hampshire Pumpkin Official state fruit 2006
New Jersey High bush blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum) State fruit 2003
New Mexico [ None ]    
New York Apple (Genus Malus) Official fruit 1976
North Carolina Scuppernong Grape (Genus Vitis) Official fruit 2001
North Carolina Blueberry (Genus Vaccinium) Official blue berry 2001
North Carolina Strawberry (Genus Fragaria) Official red berry 2001
North Dakota Chokecherry (Prunus virginiana) Official fruit 2007
Ohio Tomato (Lycopersicon esculentus) State fruit 2009
Ohio Pawpaw (Asimina triloba) State native fruit 2009
Oklahoma Strawberry Official fruit 2005
Oregon Pear (Pyrus communis) Official fruit 2005
Pennsylvania [ None ]    
Rhode Island Rhode Island greening apple Official state fruit 1991
South Carolina Peach Official fruit 1984
South Dakota [ None ]    
Tennessee Tomato (Lycopersicon lycopersicum) Official State fruit 2003
Texas Texas Red Grapefruit Official fruit 1993
Utah Cherry State fruit 1997
Vermont Apple State fruit 1999
Virginia [ None ]    
Washington Apple Official fruit 1989
West Virginia Golden Delicious Apple Official State fruit 1995
Wisconsin Cranberry (Vaccinium macrocarpon) State fruit 2004
Grow Fruit

Grow Fruit, by Alan Buckingham. 352 pages. Publisher: DK Publishing; Original edition (March 1, 2010)

From ripe berries bursting with juice, to apples, plums or cherries, it's easy to grow your own fruit, no matter how little room you have. Follow foolproof, step-by-step advice and all the practical know-how you need to fill your fruit bowl with home-grown produce.

Choose from more than 50 different crops - from apples to strawberries and walnuts to whitecurrants. Use the quick-reference year planner to work out when to plant, prune and harvest and master the easy-to-follow techniques for all levels of expertise and every type of growing space - from allotments and greenhouses to patios and roof terraces. You don't need green fingers to grow great fruit.

Chez Panisse Fruit

Chez Panisse Fruit, by Alice Waters. 352 pages. Publisher: William Morrow Cookbooks; 1 edition (April 16, 2002)

Join Alice Waters and the cooks at Chez Panisse in celebration of fruit. Chez Panisse Fruit draws on the exuberant flavors of fresh, ripe fruit to create memorable dishes. In this companion volume to Chez Panisse Vegetables, discover more than 200 recipes for both sweet and savory dishes featuring fruit. Glorify the late-summer peach harvest with Peach and Raspberry Gratin, and extend the season with Grilled Cured Duck Breast with Pickled Peaches.

Organized alphabetically by fruit -- from apples to strawberries -- and including helpful essays on selecting, storing, and preparing fruit, this book will help you make the very most of fresh fruits from season to season.