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. 

fruitshoot
The 2021 Fruit Shoot started on May 1st and ends soon. Better start snapping now!
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 […]

Fruit Facts
Fruit Facts

Now a Wiki!

Now a Wiki!

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

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. 

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)

Urgent PSA: For all California Fig Growers
Urgent PSA: For all California Fig Growers

The first alarm was sounded on the ourfigs.com forum three weeks ago.   Now the larvae of the Black Fig Fruit Fly (Silba adipata McAlpine) has been found from Santa Barbara south to at least Orange County.  The photo above is from Santa Monica.   If your unripe figs appear misshapen or […]

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.

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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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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 ...
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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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