New York State Fruit-Apple

York Apple Illustration from Apples of New York, 1905

The apple was adopted as the State fruit in 1976. Apples are sweet and crisp, and many varieties are grown in New York.

Apples were introduced in the 1600s by European settlers who brought seeds to New York. Dried apples were a staple for colonists and hard apple cider was a popular drink.


The illustration of York Imperial apples is from The Apples of New York (1905).

Last Updated: September 23, 2019