Welcome! 

 

Established in 1970, we are a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting and furthering the cultivation and use of tropical and rare fruit in South Florida and throughout the world.


Click Here to Learn how You Can Become A Rare Fruit Council Member Today And Gain Access To Our Members Only Web Site Content Full of Even More Information Including Special Members Only Events. 


Upcoming Public Events

Saturday, March 24, 2018 9:00 AM • South Florida Fair Grounds Community Building 8, 9, 10 Enter at gate 8.
 

  Next Meeting March 9, 2018 7:30 PM Mounts Auditorium

                

Speakers of the Month:  


        John Fedock, P.E.  "Organic Methods to Improve Soil"

 

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 How to improve the quality of your soil to optimize the health, vigor and productivity of your fruit trees and other plants in your garden is our topic this month. We will have a compost tea making workshop taught by John Fedock. John will share one of his passions: the art of “compost tea” making. A great alternative to chemical fertilizers; less expensive and much better for your plants, the environment, and ourselves



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               March 10 2018   Bus Trip to Lake Wales


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           Bok Tower

Day Trip to Bok Tours, Grove House and Fiddlers Ridge Farms and Winery
 
March 10, 2018
Pick ups
7:00 AM  Boca Raton
7:45 AM  Royal Palm Beach
8:15 AM  Jupiter Turnpike entrance
 
 1) Bok Tower
 
 2)  Grove house pre selected boxed lunch (part of prepaid package)

3) Fiddlers Ridge Farms and Winery 

6:00PM Jupiter Turnpike exit
6:30 PM Royal Palm Beach
7:00 PM Boca Raton

$40 for members includes bus, guided tours (of Bok Tours and Grove House) and lunch. 
$45 for non members 

Limited seating, registration and payment required prior to event.
                                      NO REFUNDS
 
. Any questions or concerns call or text Betty Borges 561-723-8788
 
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.                    Index of Fruit that grows in our area

  See whats growing in our area! click on the link above and then on the individual plants name for videos, IFAS printable data sheets, and growers comments.  Thank you to Larry Zimmerman, Past President of the Treasure Coast Rare Fruit International for compiling and allowing access to our members and guests. Most can be purchased at our March 24 show           . Come early for the best selection.
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The 2018 Plant sale dates are now booked at the South Florida Fairgrounds Main Street Expo

Spring Sale Sat Mar 24

Fall Sale Sat Oct 6

More Vendors, More Plants

Better Parking and ease of access! 

 

 

Next Sale Mar 24 2018

South Florida Fairgrounds

Buildings 8 9 &10

9am - 2pm 

 

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Time to Fertilize!

The Rare Fruit Council special Blend of Fruitilizer with minors will be available for pickup

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Vendors should contact

           Plant Sale Chairperson

                  Betty Borges

                 561-723-8788

 

 

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Location

311 Fairgounds Rd

West Palm Beach, Florida 33411  Southern Blvd or Belvedere Rd

    to Fairgrounds Rd Gate 12

 

Admission and Parking are free

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                            Palm Beach Rare Fruit Council

   

         FERTILIZER, GRAFTING SUPPLIES, OCEAN SOLUTIONS

                                    and COCONUT OPENERS

 

            Members in need of the Special Rare Fruit Council Blend of

                   "Fruitilizer" may contact club secretary Mark Porter 

    

                             Telephone - Leave message
                   1 (855) RFC-RARE / 1 (855) 732-7273

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                                 Lychee Air Layer Class 

      


Saturday, April 14, 2018

9:00AM to 1:00PM

 

A fun, informative, hands on workshop on air layering. 

All supplies, including your own air layered trees (when the roots have taken) are provided.

 

Your choice of two (2) air layers from:
 

Sweetheart, Hy Kip, Maricious, & Brewster Lychee

or a Longan
 

Members: $25   Members Guests: $30

 

Registration and payment required in advance Space is Limted. NO REFUNDS.

 

Bringing drinking water is always a good thing! 

 

Kindest Regards, Betty Borges  561-723-8788

 

Monthly Speakers

Meetings are held on the second friday of each month begining at 7:30pm located in the Mounts Auditorium at Mounts Botanical Gardens 531 N Military Trail, West Palm Beach, FL


     

 

 

 

      Telephone - Leave message
(855) RFC-RARE /  (855) 732-7273
 
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