(By Senators Jackson, Love, Schoonover,

Helmick, Blatnik and Sharpe)

Designating the golden delicious apple as the official state fruit.
Whereas, The golden delicious apple was discovered by Anderson Mullins in Clay County in 1905; and
Whereas, By 1921, the golden delicious apple became the leading variety of apple tree in the United States and abroad; and
Whereas, Close to two hundred billion pounds of golden delicious apples are grown annually in the United States; and
Whereas, The golden delicious apple has been planted in every continent in the world; and
Whereas, The golden delicious apple is an apple variety native to West Virginia and the plain apple is presently designated as the state fruit; therefore, be it
Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That the golden delicious apple is hereby designated as the official state fruit; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the Clerk of the Senate is hereby requested to forward a copy of this resolution to Guyan Valley Junior High School.