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 and Plant Providers

Our list of reliable sources for rare fruit (or even totally ordinary but delicious fruit) has long been out of date.   We desperately need someone to take this over.  An alternative would be for the individual chapters to generate lists of their best local nurseries and favorite online nurseries which we could then post here. …

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.

Yummy fresh pineapple!

CRFG is invited to many of the university-run fruit tastings around the state.  Stay tuned for upcoming events.

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…