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Georgia State Fruit (Peach)


Photographs and Information on Georgia’s State Fruit - the Peach.

On April 7, 1995, Gov. Zell Miller signed an act of the Georgia General Assembly designating the peach as Georgia’s official state fruit:

For more on Georgia peaches, see the New Georgia Encyclopedia.

Act of the Georgia General Assembly

April 7, 1995

STATE GOVERNMENT—PEACH DESIGNATED OFFICIAL STATE FRUIT.

Code Section 50-3-70 Enacted.

No. 279 (House Bill No. 559)

AN ACT

To amend Article 3 of Chapter 3 of Title 50 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to other state symbols, so as to designate the peach as the official state fruit; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

WHEREAS, Georgia is known throughout the world as the “Peach State”; and

WHEREAS, the peach growers of this state have earned a well-deserved reputation for consistently producing peaches of the highest quality; and

WHEREAS, Georgia grown peaches are recognized for their wonderful flavor, texture, and appearance and for their nutritious qualities which promote a healthy, balanced diet; and

WHEREAS, it is only fitting and proper that the peach be properly recognized as an official symbol of this state and that its use on motor vehicle license plates, state publications, state lottery tickets, and other materials be encouraged and expanded.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF GEORGIA:

SECTION 1.

Article 3 of Chapter 3 of Title 50 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to other state symbols, is amended by adding a new Code section at the end thereof, to be designated Code Section 50-3-70, to read as follows:

“50-3-70.

The peach is designated as the official Georgia state fruit.”

SECTION 2.

All laws and parts of laws in conflict with this Act are repealed.

Approved April 7, 1995.

Source: Ga. Laws 1995, pp. 362-363.

Georgia State Fruit (Peach) View large image

Georgia Peach
Source: Ed Jackson

Georgia State Fruit (Peach) View large image

Georgia Peaches
Source: Harry Hayes

Georgia State Fruit (Peach) View large image

Organic Georgia Peaches from Red Earth Farm in Tattnall County
Source: Brian Brown