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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:
2016 Festival of Fruit - This Year In Beautiful San Luis Obispo

The 2016 Festival of Fruit was hosted by the Central Coast Chapter this year between the dates August 26 through August 28 (Friday through Sunday).

Where will it be in 2017? Watch this site for the announcement.



Did you attend the 2016 Festival of Fruit — August 26-28 in San Luis Obispo County, California?

2016 FofF Committee

Highlights: Festival of Fruit 2016

  • Two full days of garden tours on Friday and Sunday
  • A “meet and greet” on Friday night
  • All day Saturday on the Cal Poly campus with Rosalind Creasy, our keynote speaker—Ms. Creasy is the author of The Complete Book of Edible Landscaping and a number of other gardening-related books including Cooking from the Garden
  • Many amazing and fun speakers presented throughout the weekend
  • Festival attendees also visited vendor and non-profit information booths
  • Saturday concluded with a delicious BBQ dinner followed by a passionate speaker who stimulate your sweet tooth: think chocolate
  • The area abounds in bike and hiking trails, world class wineries, great farmers markets and restaurants, Hearst Castle, beautiful beaches, and charming small towns

Check out their web site for more details: FestivalofFruit.Org


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