Though rhubarb is technically a vegetable, a New York court ruling officially recognized it as a fruit based on its common use as such in the United States, effectively reducing the taxes paid on its sale and shipment. NMAH Archives Warshaw Collection of Business Americana 0060 Food; Fruit Crate Labels S-Y Box 21 Folder 22 Washington Berry Growers Association. Sumner, Washington. Traung Label Co. S.F. Cal.