Washington is the nation's top apple-producing state, so it is appropriate
that the apple was named a state symbol in 1989, the centennial year. A
favorite fruit around the world, the apple comes in many different colors,
sizes and varieties. From the beautiful blossoms of spring, to the heavily
laden branches in autumn, the apple trees of eastern Washington represent
one of the largest industries in the state. The Washington apple is
certainly one of the most recognized symbols of the state worldwide.