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. 

2023 Scion Exchanges
2023 Scion Exchanges

The world-famous CRFG Scion Exchanges are once again about to begin.  Please check the relevant chapter websites for location and times.  Here are the dates: January 21: San Diego, Monterey Bay and Orange County January 24: North San Diego January  28: San Joaquin February 4: Santa Clara February 11: South […]

The Fruit Gardener
The Fruit Gardener

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

Click here to get its Table of Contents.

And click here for a sample issue from a previous year.

If you — like the rest of the world — are buying more from Amazon these days…
If you — like the rest of the world — are buying more from Amazon these days…

…why not sign in to smile.amazon.com with your regular Amazon credentials and choose California Rare Fruit Growers as your designated charity?  It doesn’t cost you a cent more and helps us give you more of what you joined us for (well, except for fruit exchanges and face to face meetings […]

singingbird

Click the bird to be taken to a performance of the great CRFG theme song, written by Emory Walton and performed by Michael Falcone.
(Photo by Photo by Rod Long on Unsplash)

Youtube channel
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
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 ...
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Field Trips

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

The best way to know if a variety of fruit should be in your garden is to taste the fruit ...
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Nurseries & Plant Providers

Definitely a work in progress, but we are attempting to put together a listing of our favorite nurseries, both local ...
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Scholarships and Grants

Education is one of CRFG’s cornerstones.  Originally interpreted as educating the general public, it has over the years centered on ...
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