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The Pitahaya Dragon Fruit Festival is coming! This is an absolute MUST for dragon fruit enthusiast and commercial growers.  Last year’s festival was packed full of information from hybridizing to pest control to different varieties and locations to grow them and, best of all, the tasting, tasting, tasting. If you attend the Field Day at the Research Center, they send you home with cuttings from several different varieties. Well worth the cost of the festival alone!  

August 21,2014 Growers Round Table in San Marcos
August 22,2014 Pitahaya Conference in San Marcos
August 23,2014 Field Day at South Coast Research Center/Irvine
August 24,2014 Pitahaya Grower Tours (locations TBD)

For more information, please visit the UCCE San Diego County page.

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About 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

Meeting Information
The North San Diego County Chapter generally meets on the third Friday of the month, 7:00 pm at MiraCosta College, Student Center room 3450, One Barnard Drive, Oceanside. Parking is in lot 3B and no permit is required during meeting times.  Check the calendar below for current meeting details.

MiraCosta College Campus Map 

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Kevin Hauser is an amateur Pomologist who specializes in growing apples in
hot climates and the tropics.  He grows over 100 varieties of apples at his
home in Riverside, California and is the author of “Growing Apples in the
City: Growing Apples in a Warm Climate."  He is the proprietor of Kuffel
Creek Apple Nursery, a mail order nursery that ships apple benchgrafts to
hot climates in Southern California, Arizona to Hawaii of the United
States, and Bangkok to Dubai internationally.  He has lectured to garden
groups in Southern California and Arizona, as well as New England.

Kevin will be lecturing on apple culture for a warm climate, including
suitable varieties, planting, training, fertilizing, thinning, and
harvesting, as well as culinary uses of different varieties.  He will also
provide an informative look into the world of how apples are grown in the
tropics, with zero chilling hours and seasons governed by rainfall, not
temperature or day length.

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Olive Farm Tour!
Start Date/Time: Tuesday, May 1, 2012 10:00 AM
End Date/Time: Tuesday, May 1, 2012 12:00 PM
Recurring Event: One time event
Importance: Normal Priority
Field Trip
Tour a working olive farm!  Please contact Diego Footer for additional details.
Owned by Cory Krell On Sunday, April 15, 2012



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 Featured Fruit Minimize

Physalis peruviana

Photo by Praisaeng

CRFG Fruit facts for Cape Gooseberry

Wiki link for Cape Gooseberry


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