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Ohio designated pawpaw (asimina triloba) as the official state native fruit in 2009 (tomato was designated the state fruit). The pawpaw is the largest edible fruit native to North America. All State Foods & Beverages. Native Americans were eating pawpaws long before Europeans arrived in the Americas, and early explorers were quick to enjoy them ...


The official state tree of Ohio is the Ohio buckeye (Aesculus glabra). Perhaps the earliest example of what can be included as an official state symbol of Ohio was, at least until the mid-20th century, unofficial. Ohio natives have long been referred to as Buckeyes, although the debate on when this exactly began is inconclusive.


State Food type Food name Image Year & citation Alabama: State nut: Pecan: 1982: State fruit: Blackberry: 2004: State tree fruit: Peach: 2006: State dessert: Lane cake


Tomato juice has been the official state beverage of Ohio since 1965. All State Foods & Beverages. A.W. Livingston, of Reynoldsburg, Ohio played a large part in popularizing the tomato in the late 1800s by developing larger, sweeter varieties of tomato. Ohio is the third-largest producer of tomatoes in the United States, harvesting over 6,000 ...


Ohio State Native Fruit Pawpaw (Asimina triloba) Adopted on January 6, 2009. In the past 20 years, a little-known fruit called the pawpaw has experienced a resurgence, with many Ohioans growing, selling and eating their own pawpaws.


Home fruit growers are also encouraged to purchase a copy of the OSU Extension Bulletin 940, Midwest Home Fruit Production Guide. Useful References. Ellis, M. A., and C. Welty. 2010. Ohio State University Extension Bulletin 780, Controlling Disease and Insects in Home Fruit Plantings. The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio.


Ohio State Fruit: Tomato. The tomato is the edible, often red fruit/berry of the nightshade Solanum lycopersicum, commonly known as a tomato plant.The species originated in the South American Andes and its use as a food originated in Mexico, and spread throughout the world following the Spanish colonization of the Americas.


Ohio Fruit News was developed by a team of The Ohio State University small fruit and tree fruit State Specialists, Extension Educators and staff, with support from The Ohio Vegetable and Small Fruit Research and Development Program and the Department of Plant Pathology-Fruit Pathology Program.


The Ohio State University Fruit and Vegetable Safety Team. The OSU Fruit and Vegetable Safety Team educates growers of fresh produce about Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) and Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)-Fresh Produce Safety Rules.


So, to share in the glory is a fruit that is natural to Ohio.: the pawpaw. The pawpaw became the official state's natural fruit in 2009. For those that have never tasted a pawpaw, it's something like eating a tropical fruit with an Ohio flair.