Welcome to the CRFG website!

With 22 chapters — not all in California —  and members on every continent except  Antarctica, we are the largest amateur fruit growing organization in the world.  If you want to learn everything and anything about growing fruit in an environmentally responsible manner, this is where you want to be.  Come on in!

PLEASE NOTE:  WE ARE A NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION.  WE ARE NOT A BUSINESS AND DO NOT SELL FRUIT OR FRUIT TREES. 

Hats off to the formidable Foothill Chapter for a truly astonishing event. If you have Festival photos you would like to share with us, please send them on via Contact Us.

The CRFG's 23nd annual Fruit Shoot now has winners!

And this Goldenberry from Guy Ellis was awarded First Prize. Check out all entries and the other amazing winning photos by clicking on the Gallery link below.

The Fruit Gardener

Our prize winning magazine is published bi-monthly. This is our current issue..

New to our Youtube Channel: Let's Find Out!

Check out Kevin Hayakawa's videos on our YouTube Channel. Yes, we have entered the 21st century. 

Fruit Facts

Now a Wiki!

Now a Wiki!

Now a Wiki! (Come on, you know this is how you first found us)

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Oh, the fun we have!

Meetings

Jorge Ochoa, Instructor in Horticulture at Long Beach City College, gives the West Los Angeles Chapter a brilliant talk on Passionfruit. As chapters provide information on upcoming meetings, they will…

Field Trips

Most chapters schedule field trips every other month.  Click Chapters in the Menu above for one near you.

Our Famous 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…

Fruit Tastings

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…

Nurseries & Plant Providers

Definitely a work in progress, but we are attempting to put together a listing of our favorite nurseries, both local and online.  Any recommendations gratefully received.   Alden Lane Nursery…

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…