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.