Cherry

D.C. Fruit

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Fresh cherries; the official fruit of Washington DC

Fresh cherries in a bowl; official fruit of the District of Columbia.  Photo by luis cerezo/Flickr (Noncommercial Use Permitted with Attribution/No Derivative Works).

Official Fruit of the District of Columbia

The cherry was designated the official fruit of Washington DC in 2006 (Law 16-171; the “Official Fruit of the District of Columbia Act of 2006"). All State Foods

The annual National Cherry Blossom Festival commemorates the 1912 gift of 3,000 cherry trees from Mayor Yukio Ozaki of Tokyo to the city of Washington, DC. Cherry trees herald spring in the nation’s capital in a spectacular display that draws thousands of tourists.

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Images

Cherry trees blossoming in Washington DC; the District of Columbia designates the cherry as its official fruit symbol.   Photo by Arden/Flickr (use permitted with attribution).

Cherry trees blossoming in Washington DC

Lovely cherry tree in blossom; Washington DC.  Photo by Diana Norgaard/Flickr (use permitted with attribution/no derivative works).

cherry tree in blossom, Washington DC

Videos

Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, DC