USDA Pomological Collection - Find Your State

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Between 1886 and 1942, growers around the United States sent thousands of fruit and nut samples to the United States Department of Agriculture to be identified and painted by around 20 artists. The resulting watercolors were used to create lithographs for use in USDA bulletins, yearbooks, and other publications sent to growers and gardeners across America.

Just about every state in the US contributed to the program. To see some of what was being grown in your area a hundred years ago, click on your state below...

Alabama

Arizona

Arkansas

California

Colorado

Connecticut

Delaware

Florida

Georgia

Idaho

Illinois

Indiana

Iowa

Kansas

Kentucky

Maine

Maryland

Massachusetts

Michigan

Minnesota

Mississippi

Missouri

Montana

Nebraska

New Hampshire

New Jersey

New Mexico

New York

North Carolina

Ohio

Oregon

Pennsylvania

Rhode Island

South Carolina

Tennessee

Texas

Vermont

Virginia

Washington

West Virginia

Wisconsin

     

 


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