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…

Meetings

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 either on the Events calendar or on that Chapter’s page under Chapters.

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 techniques as well. Sharpen up your knife and create your very own Franken-tree. Click here for dates and locations.

Fruit Tastings

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.  

Nurseries & Plant Providers

Definitely a work in progress, but we are attempting to put together a listing of our favorite nurseries, both local and online.  Any recommendations gratefully received.   Alden Lane Nursery 981 Alden Lane Livermore. CA (925)447-0280 http://www.aldenlane.com/ Atkins Nursery 3129 Reche Rd Fallbrook, CA 92028 (760)728-1610 Berkeley Horticultural Nursery 1310 McGee Ave Berkeley, CA  94703…

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…