Golden Delicious: State Fruit of West Virginia
Official Journal of the Senate
Regular and Extended Session
1995, Volume I
Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 7
[Adopted February 20, 1995.]
Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 7 – Designating the golden delicious apple as the official state fruit.
Whereas, The golden delicious apple was discovered by Anderson Mullins in clay County in 1905; and
Where, By 1921, the golden delicious apple became the leading variety of apple tree in the United States and abroad; and
Whereas, Close to two hundred billion pounds of golden delicious apples are grown annually in the United States; and
Whereas, The golden delicious apple has been planted in every continent in the world; and
Whereas, The golden delicious apple is an apple variety native to West Virginia and the plain apple is presently designated as the state fruit; therefore, be it
Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That the golden delicious apple is hereby designated as the official state fruit, and be it
Further Resolved, That the Clerk of the Senate is hereby requested to forward a copy of this resolution to Guyan Valley Junior High.
Which, under the rules, lies over one day.
Record from West Virginia Archives & History.
Pomological illustrations of Golden Delicious apple from the National Agricultural Library Digital Collections : USDA Pomological Watercolors
Image attribution: ”U.S. Department of Agriculture Pomological Watercolor Collection. Rare and Special Collections, National Agricultural Library, Beltsville, MD 20705″