Missouri has a state tree, a state rock, a state fish - - even a state fossil - - but no state fruit - - at least not yet.
Kurt Silver has the story from Jefferson City.
Students from Perryville came to the state capitol today to say Missouri is ripe for a state fruit.
Bill sponsor Representative Patrick Naeger says the apple is a logical choice.
The House approved the bill by more than a 2 - 1 margin last week and it now faces the Senate.
If the apple becomes the state fruit - - one question will remain - - can a state vegetable be far off?
Kurt Silver reporting from Jefferson City.