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 of every month
(unless otherwise noted)
6:00-6:30pm setup
6:30-7:30pm social hour 7:30-8:00pm business
8:00-9:00pm - speaker hour
9:00-9:30pm: Q&A
9:30pm wrap-up/cleanup
10:00pm doors locked
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.

July 26th Meeting
Our speaker this month will be Ryan Jo. He states, "I am currently a senior in high school with a huge passion for growing rare tropical fruit trees in Tennessee. Because of the climate in TN, I have to move all of my trees into my greenhouse during the winter months. My collection of tropical fruit trees consists of many different species from all over the world. It’s really hard to describe my collection with a few sentences, but I grow many different mangos, annonas, eugenias, garcinias, pouterias, yangmei, lychees and more. In addition to this, I have chosen to specialize in the plinia genus (jaboticabas). In my talk, I will cover all about jaboticabas. I will go over the Plinia genus as a whole, then break it down into different sections while covering the different varieties. I will also discuss tree care and different resources. If you need to reach out to me, I am available through the tropical fruit forum messaging system (Jaboticaba45),  messenger (Ryan Jo), and through my website"
Balboa Park, Casa Del Prado Room 101
Please bring fruits, cuttings and plants to share. 
Zoom link will be sent out via club email. Sign up at!


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