CHAPTER 255

FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 203

AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 29 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO DESIGNATING THE STRAWBERRY AS THE STATE FRUIT.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE :

WHEREAS, strawberries are an important product of Delaware’s agricultural industry; and

WHEREAS, children and adults love to pick their own strawberries; and

WHEREAS, strawberries can be a refreshing part of everyone’s diet; and

WHEREAS, there are many diverse and delicious recipes and uses for strawberries, such as: strawberry shortcake, strawberries and cream, strawberry margaritas, strawberry daiquiris, strawberry milkshakes, strawberry ice cream, strawberry yogurt, strawberries on Belgium waffles, strawberry crepes, strawberry jelly, strawberry jam, strawberry salsa, strawberry pie, chocolate covered strawberries, strawberry pretzel salad, strawberry soup, strawberry Jell-O, strawberry smoothies, strawberry cheesecake, strawberry bread, strawberry muffins, strawberry sorbet, strawberry mice, strawberries in champagne, strawberry wine, and just plain strawberries.

NOW, THEREFORE:

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE:

Section 1. Amend Chapter 3, Title 29 of the Delaware Code by adding a new section to read as follows:

"§ 322. State fruit.

Strawberries shall be the official fruit of the State.".

Approved May 13, 2010