Tomato

Ohio State Fruit

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Tomato plant with ripe fruit

Tomato plant with ripe fruit; photo by Ajith Kumar on Flickr (use permitted with attribution).

Tomato

The tomato (Lycopersicon esculentus) was designated the official state fruit of Ohio in 2009. A.W. Livingston, of Reynoldsburg, Ohio played a large part in popularizing the tomato in the late 1800s. Tomato juice was recognized as the official state beverage of Ohio in 1965.

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