California Rare Fruit Growers, San Diego Chapter

What is CRFG?

The San Diego Chapter of the California Rare Fruit Growers was created to educate people about rare fruits, to identify fruits that are adaptable to the local area, and to propagate and to exchange plant material.

Contact Us:
CRFG Chair:
 James Lively  -
CRFG Vice-chair: Jeremy Tuler

Upcoming events

Chapter Meetings
Fourth Wednesday every month (unless otherwise noted)
6:00-7:00pm: social hour 
7:00-8:00pm: business items and presentation by speaker
8:00-9:00pm: fruit tasting & opportunity table 
9:00 - 9:30pm: questions
wrap-up/cleanup with doors locked promptly 10:00pm 

Balboa Park - room 101 
We are meeting live again, but trying to provide a link via Zoom to hear the speaker's presentation. The newsletter will provide members a Zoom link each month until further notice. 

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California Rare Fruit Growers

A membership of like-minded fruit enthusiasts dedicated to: 

  • Growing fruiting plants that may or may not be commonly found in the San Diego County area.

  • Sharing information about fruits potentially adaptable to the San Diego  area and varieties of established fruit better suited to specific areas and growing conditions.

  • Exchanging seeds, cuttings, scion wood, and plants with each other, primarily for home use/growing.

  • Following all federal, state, and county agricultural regulations.

Upcoming March 27 Meeting   Starting Rare Fruits from Seed

presented by Patrick Schilling

Patrick Schilling will be sharing his experience growing all sorts of rare and tropical fruits from seed. Come on out with all of your questions. If Patrick doesn't know the answer, there may be somebody in the club who does!

Sterculia quadrifidaGrowing rare fruit doesn't have to be expensive! This month we will all bring in different types of fruits, taste them and discuss as a group how to best start and take care of the seeds to maturity. 

When: 27 Mar 2024 6:00 PM, PDT

Balboa Park, Casa Del Prado Room 101

Please bring fruits, cuttings and plants to share. 

Zoom link will be sent out via club email.

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California Rare Fruit Growers
San Diego Chapter
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Spring Valley, CA 91979
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