Welcome to the website of the California Rare Fruit Growers!

The California Rare Fruit Growers (CRFG) is the largest amateur fruit-growing organization in the world. We specialize in fruit not native to nor grown commercially in any given area; but our breadth of knowledge and experience covers the environmentally sound culture of any and all edible plants.  What we have learned is exchanged on this…

Nurseries & Plant Providers

How do you find trees for rare fruit or even totally ordinary but delicious fruit? The Nursery and Plant Providers list has been compiled as a resource in your exploration for new fruit trees.  CRFG Inc. does not endorse nurseries or businesses as a policy. Any nursery selling fruit trees may be listed. Most of…

Annual Scion Exchange

Every January and February, our famous scion exchanges are held at local chapters. There are generally demonstrations of various grafting techniques as well. Sharpen up your knife and create your very own Franken-tree. Click here for dates and locations.

Fruit Tasting Events

The best way to know if a variety of fruit should be in your garden is to taste the fruit before buying the tree.   Check out our calendar for events. The UCANR South Coast Research and Extension Center in Irvine will host a cherimoya tasting on January 19, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 12:00…

Scholarships and Grants

Education is one of CRFG’s cornerstones.  Originally interpreted as educating the general public, it has over the years centered on the education of young people interested in growing rare and unusual fruits.  Orange County and Central Coast chapters led the way by  associating themselves with the two Cal Poly campuses and offering scholarships;  but other…