New Jersey's State Fruit

The Blueberry

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The blueberry, which was first cultivated in Whitesbog, became the official state fruit in 2004. In 2003, fourth graders at Veteran’sMemorial Elementary School in Brick campaigned to make the blueberry the official state fruit. The students had their idea introduced aslegislation and conducted a lobbying campaign to see its passage,including media interviews, a letter and petition drive, presentationsto local governing bodies, and a trip to the state’s blueberry festivalin Whitesbog. In addition, the classes traveled to Trenton to makepresentations before Senate and Assembly Committees. Elizabeth ColemanWhite developed the nation's first cultivated blueberry.
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