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.

CRFG’s 21st annual Fruit Shoot…

…will be open for entries on April 1st. This is the 2016 first place winner: Eugenia multicostata from Antonio Morschbacker of Rio de Janiero, Brazil. Click here for all the amazing winners from the 2016 contest.

And if this year’s Fruit Shoot hasn’t satisfied your hunger for beauty, then check out the Gallery which contains more than a decade’s worth of winners, plus albums of additional images and videos.

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.

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…

Hauling jackfruit in Hawaii

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

Yummy fresh pineapple!

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