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California Rare Fruit Growers, San Diego Chapter!
Scion Wood Exchange
Annual Scion Wood Exchange
Wednesday, January 28
Starts at 7:00 PM
Balboa Park, Casa del Prado, Room 101
Our annual Scion Exchange Program offers members and the general public the opportunity to share favorite fruit scions. We will have hundreds of varieties of budwood for grafting and cuttings to root.
Members who bring in scion wood for the exchange will have the first opportunity to select scion wood from the tables. Please limit your selections to no more than two pieces from each given variety, so that all members may have the opportunity to share in the experience.
Please collect, label and store your cuttings as you prune your trees and vines and label your scion wood with variety type, chill requirement, harvest time, growing preferences and your initials. Remember to not bring any patented varieties or citrus. As a participant you should plan to bring plastic bags, masking tape and a marking pen.
Festival of Fruit
August 7, 8 & 9, 2015
Grossmont College, El Cajon, Ca.
The San Diego Chapter of the California Rare Fruit Growers will be hosting the 2015 statewide meeting, The Festival ofFruit, with the theme of the festival being "The Year of the Drought Tolerant Fruits".
This event will feature a day of dynamic speaker presentations on Saturday August 8 revolving around some of the more drought tolerant fruits that can be grown in Southern California as well as products and cultural practices that can be used to help reduce water use and help in water conservation.
On Saturday there will also be fruit tastings, a opportunity drawing, educational displays, both a plant auction and plant sale and a closing dinner. In addition, the San Diego Master Gardeners will be organizing a “marketplace” with vendors, agencies and non-profit organizations and will be having educational instructional demonstrations throughout the day. The marketplace will free and open to the public from 8:00am-4:00pm. There will be garden and nursery tours on Fri. August 7th and Sunday August 9th.
Attendance at the 2015 Festival of Fruit is expected to be over 400 fruit enthusiasts from California and Arizona and the Marketplace should have more than 1000 visitors coming from the San Diego area. Mark your calendars. August 7, 8 & 9, 2015
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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 materials.
What do we do?
During the year, the San Diego Chapter has many activities related to growing rare, unusual and exotic fruits. Membership is open to anyone with an interest in growing fruits in the San Diego area and a desire to improve their gardening skills.
Our meetings cover a wide variety of subjects such as selecting rare or semitropical fruit trees, how to plant and take care of them, how enhance your garden with fruit trees, and what to do with your new source of food.
During our meetings, we have a raffle of rare and exotic plants, mostly scarce fruit trees, donated to the Chapter by our generous membership. We also have a fruit tasting table, where the members get to enjoy fresh fruit prepared in many ways.
In addition, members receive a monthly newsletter filled with information about activities of interest to San Diego gardeners, and recipes using exotic fruits.
For other cities please visit our parent organization's web page at http://www.crfg.org. We also welcome suggestions on how to provide timely and specific information to everyone interested in growing rare fruits in San Diego.
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Last Updated: July 20, 2014