Festival of Fruit: Campbell, CA July 26-30, 2018

Tickets are going fast! Get to the Festival of Fruit website NOW for details and registration. You will kick yourself if you miss the talks by amazing speakers ranging from Yunfei Chen to Dan “The Fruitmentor” Willey, covering topics from native bees to plant hormones to soil structure to new and emerging varieties of fruit. Lace up your shoes for once in a lifetime tours, including the new Apple campus with 37 varieties of fruit trees, amazing and beautiful private orchards as well as local nurseries specializing in fruit. Mingle with some of the most experienced rare fruit growers in the country! And of course taste the yummiest goods.

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.

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.

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…

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…

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…

“I’m Jorge Ochoa and I’m addicted to fruit!”

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 be posted here.