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California Rare Fruit Growers, Inc.!

Founded in 1968, the California Rare Fruit Growers (CRFG) is the largest amateur fruit-growing organization in the world. Its membership includes nationally recognized botanical gardens and noted international horticultural researchers, as well as hobbyists, commercial growers and representatives from institutions of higher learning. The members of twenty-one chapters and individual members reside in 48 states and territories of the United States, but the membership encompasses over 35 countries worldwide. Although oriented toward the environmentally sound culture of any and all edible plants in the home landscape, CRFG is focused on species not native to nor grown commercially in any given area. Its mission is to share knowledge acquired from its activities with home growers in particular and with anyone else in the world having an interest in edible plant cultivation.


CRFG News:
2014 Festival of Fruit - This Year In Oregon

The 2014 Festival of Fruit, cohosted with the Home Orchard Society (HOS) and the North American Fruit Explorers (NAFEX) in the Portland, Oregon area on Wednesday, August 6, with tours on the 7th, 8th and 9th., was a smashing success.

The Fruit of the Year is the Quince, so there were severals talks on that fruit as well as others. The tours were just as interesting.

Thanks to HOS and NAFEX for having us and for being such gracious hosts.




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