Strawberries photo by Brian Prechtel, courtesy of USDA Agricultural Research Service Image Gallery: Fruits and Veggies.
Official State Fruit of Oklahoma
Oklahoma designated the strawberry as official state fruit in 2005. The town of Stilwell, Oklahoma has held an annual strawberry festival for 60 years to celebrate this delicious fruit and the farmers who grow it. Delaware, Louisiana, and North Carolina also recognize the strawberry as a state symbol. All State Fruits & Vegetables
Strawberries (genus fragaria) are high in Vitamin C and A, and supply 8 percent of the recommended daily allowance for iron. One cup of fragrant, delicious fresh strawberries has only 60 calories and zero grams of fat. Oklahoma also recognized an official state vegetable in 2007 (watermelon).