Strawberry

Louisiana State Fruit

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Strawberries

Strawberries; photo by Nicholas Noyes on Flickr (noncommercial use permitted with attribution / share alike).

Official State Fruit of Louisiana

Louisiana designated the strawberry as the official state fruit in 1980. All State Foods

More than 300,000 visitors from across the country attend the annual Strawberry Festival in Ponchatoula, Louisiana. The festival promotes local strawberry farmers and nonprofit organizations and includes a parade, festivities, southern food, and Louisiana hospitality.

Strawberries are also on the menu of the official state meal of North Louisiana.

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Images

Fresh-picked strawberries; photo by James Lee on Flickr (use permitted with attribution).

Fresh-picked strawberries

Strawberry birthday cake; photo by distopiandreamgirl on Flickr (noncommercial use permitted with attribution / no derivative works).

Strawberry birthday cake

Strawberry plant with blossoms and green berries; photo by Costel Slincu on Flickr (noncommercial use permitted with attribution / share alike).

Strawberry plant with flowers and green berries