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 website, in our magazine The Fruit Gardener, on field trips and at meetings of our 23 chapters (not all in California!).  There we get to go face to face with noted international horticultural researchers, commercial growers, and representatives from institutions of higher learning… not to mention our passionate fellow hobbyists.  In addition, we run the annual Festival of Fruit,  have photography contests, grant college scholarships,  and hold our famous scion exchanges. Come on in!  The fruit is fine.

A lot of chapters are now meeting online!

Check chapter sites for details.

The 2021 Fruit Shoot starts on May 1st.
Better start snapping now!
The Fruit Gardener

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

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

Now a Wiki!

Now a Wiki!

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

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. 

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)

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