California Rare Fruit Growers
Our parent non-profit organization, founded in 1968, is made up of amateur and professional fruit growers. There are 17 chapters located in California, Arizona, Nevada and Texas. We share information about the propagation and growing of common and rare edible plants. The group also exchanges plant material and assists commercial entities and researchers in the evaluation of new varieties of fruit. We produce a bi-monthly magazine called “The Fruit Gardener” which contains valuable information about fruit gardening. Each year the chapters get together for a “Festival Of Fruit” conference. Each chapter has many activities, guest speakers, fruit tastings, plant sales and field trips related to the growing of fruit.
Our Chapter Information
Membership is open to anyone interested in edible plants. Benefits include talks by leading horticulturists, discounts at local nurseries, free mulch, fruit tastings, field trips, monthly newsletters, member garden tours, picnics/parties, and more!
Chapter dues are $10/yr email ($15/yr mail), and family members are an additional $5. Membership in the parent organization is also required. You can join the parent organization by clicking on the link to the right. Join CRFG. Join our Chapter
Starting September 2019, regular monthly meetings are held on the second (not third) Friday of the month, most of the months. Meetings start at 7:00 pm and are held at North County Lifeline Center, 200 Michigan Ave, Vista. Meetings are open to members and guests. Check the calendar/ events tab for current meeting details.