Watermelon Officially Becomes State Vegetable

Tuesday, April 24th 2007, 7:42 pm
By: News On 6

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Legislation declaring the watermelon as Oklahoma's official state vegetable was among a series of bills signed into law Tuesday by Governor Brad Henry.

Oklahoma already had the strawberry as its state fruit, so Rush Springs Democratic state Representative Joe Dorman introduced a bill to make watermelon the state vegetable.

Rush Springs is home to an annual watermelon festival in August.

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