How is it decided which fruit will be the state fruit? and more specifically how did Idaho gets its state fruit? These are the questions that roam my mind late at night and keep me awake. Ok, maybe not but I will confess to this... I had never tasted a huckleberry in my life until I came to Idaho. I had never enjoyed huckleberry pancakes, huckleberry syrup, huckleberry jam, huckleberry vodka or anything else huckleberry. It all makes sense now, huckleberries only grow in elevations between 4000-6000 ft. and they have an extremely short picking season ( July and August ) No wonder they're not commercially grown. The other interesting bit of information you should know before you go on a huckleberry picking adventure is that the chances of you competing with Bears for these berries is extremely high as the fruit is a major part of their diet in late summer. Oh and one more thing you should know about our state fruit... It was a group of North Idaho 4th graders that spawned the idea of the huckleberry as our state fruit. Having said all of that I think Idaho has the coolest state fruit, but judge for yourself. I've included a list of all the state fruits compliments of ereferencedesk.com

AlabamaBlackberry
(Rubus occidentalis)

Alabama State Fruit
 - May 1, 2004
AlabamaPecan
(Juglandaceae Carya illinoensis)
Alabama State Nut
 - Feb 2, 1982
AlabamaPeach
(Prunus persica)

Alabama State Tree Fruit
 - Apr 20, 2006
AlaskaNA
ArizonaNA
ArkansasSouth Arkansas Vine Ripe Pink Tomato
(Genus Lycopersicon)
Arkansas State Fruit & Vegetable
 - May 16, 1987
ArkansasCynthiana grape
(Vitis aestivalis)
Arkansas State Grape
 - 2009
ArkansasPecan
(Carya illinoinensis)

Arkansas State Nut
 - Mar 27, 2009
CaliforniaNA
ColoradoNA
ConnecticutNA
DelawareStrawberries
(Genus Fragaria)

Delaware State Fruit
 - 2010
FloridaOrange
(Citrus sinensis)

Florida State Fruit
 - May 24, 2005
GeorgiaPeach
(Prunus persica)

Georgia State Fruit
HawaiiNA
IdahoHuckleberry
(Vaccinium membranaceum)

Idaho State Fruit
 - Feb 13, 2000
IllinoisGoldrush apple
(Malus xdomestica Borkh)

Illinois State Fruit
 - 2007
IndianaNA
IowaNA
KansasNA
KentuckyBlackberry
(Rubus occidentalis)
Kentucky State Fruit
 - 2004
LouisianaStrawberry
(Genus Fragaria)

Louisiana State Fruit
 - 1980; 2001
MaineWild Blueberry
(Vaccinium angustifolium, Aiton)
Maine State Berry
 - 1991
MassachusettsCranberry
(Vaccinium macrocarpon)
Massachusetts State Berry
 - July 11, 1994
MichiganNA
MinnesotaHoneycrispTM apple
(Malus domestica "Honeycrisp™")

Minnesota State Fruit
 - 2006
MississippiNA
MissouriNorton/Cynthiana grape
(Vitis aestivalis)

Missouri State Grape
 - Jul 11, 2003
MissouriBlack Walnut
(Juglans nigra)

Missouri State Nut
 - July 9, 1990
MontanaNA
NebraskaNA
NevadaNA
New HampshirePumpkin
(Cucurbita mixta)

New Hampshire State Fruit
 - 2006
New JerseyHigh Bush Blueberry
(Vaccinium corymbosum)

New Jersey State Fruit
 - 2003
New MexicoNA
New YorkApple
(Genus Malus)
New York State Fruit
 - 1976
North CarolinaScuppernong Grape
(Genus Vitis)
North Carolina State Fruit
 - 2001
North CarolinaBlueberry
(Genus Vaccinium)
North Carolina State Blue Berry
 - 2001
North CarolinaStrawberry
(Genus Fragaria)
North Carolina State Red Berry
 - 2001
North DakotaChokecherry
(Prunus virginiana)
North Dakota State Fruit
 - 2007
OhioTomato
(Lycopersicon esculentus)
Ohio State Fruit
 - 2009
OhioPawpaw
(Asimina triloba)
Ohio State Native Fruit
 - 2009
OklahomaStrawberry
(Genus Fragaria)
Oklahoma State Fruit
 - May 19, 2005
OregonPear
(Pyrus communis)
Oregon State Fruit
 - Apr 18, 2005
OregonHazelnut
(Corylus avellana)
Oregon State Nut
 - 1989
PennsylvaniaNA
Rhode IslandRhode Island Greening Apple
(
Malus domestica)
Rhode Island State Fruit
 - 1991
South CarolinaPeach
(Prunus persica)
South Carolina State Fruit
 - 1984
South CarolinaBoiled peanuts
South Carolina State Snack Food
 - 2006
South DakotaNA
TennesseeTomato
(Lycopersicon lycopersicum)
Tennessee State Fruit
 - 2003
TexasTexas Red Grapefruit
(Citrus Paradisi)
Texas State Fruit
 - 1993
TexasPecan
(Juglandaceae Carya illinoensis)
Texas State Health Nut
 Jun 16, 2001
UtahCherry
(Prunus avium & Prunus cerasus)
Utah State Fruit
 - 1997
VermontApple
(Genus Malus )
Vermont State Fruit
 - May 10, 1999
VirginiaNA
WashingtonApple
(Genus Malus)
Washington State Fruit
 - 1989
West VirginiaGolden Delicious Apple
(Malus pumila)
West Virginia State Fruit
 - Mar 7, 1972
WisconsinCranberry
(Vaccinium macrocarpon)
Wisconsin State Fruit
 - 2004