BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Source: Palm Beach Chapter of the Rare Fruit Council International) — The Palm Beach Chapter of the Rare Fruit Council International, Inc., which has been “promoting the progress of rare fruit “ since 1970, is hosting its annual Tropical Fruit Tree & Edible Plant Sale on Saturday, May 14. The popular event will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Agriplex Building on the South Florida Fairgrounds in West Palm Beach.
This year’s Tropical Fruit Tree & Edible Plant Sale will offer numerous delightful and delicious fruit trees from which to choose, including Avocado, Banana, Barbados Cherry, Black Sapote, Canistel, Carambola, Citrus, Dragon Fruit, Figs, Guava, Grumichama, Jackfruit, Jaboticaba, Longan, Lychee, Macadamia, Mamey Sapote, Mango, Miracle Fruit, Mulberry, Papaya, Peach, Persimmon, Soursop, Sugar Apple, Star Apple, Tamarind, plus herbs & spices, specially formulated Fruitilizer and more.
Tree and plant fans should enter the South Florida Fairgrounds through Gate 5 on Southern Blvd. Both admission and parking are FREE.
Established in 1970, the Palm Beach Chapter of the Rare Fruit Council (RFC) is 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. The organization includes several hundred members interested in learning about, growing and enjoying tropical fruits.
Monthy meetings are the second Friday of each month at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium at Mounts Botanical Garden, 531 N. Military Trail in West Palm Beach, directly across from the west side of Palm Beach International Airport. Each meeting has an educational lecture by a speaker in the field of fruit science or related field, a fruit tree auction, a seed & plant exchange, and the chapter’s famous “tasting table” – a chance to taste various tropical fruits grown by members.
Membership is $25 yearly, and benefits include:
+ Monthly newsletter – filled with informative articles about growing rare fruits and related topics.
+ Propagation classes – members learn how to graft & air-layer tropical fruit trees.
+ Annual Ice Cream Social – for members and their guests only; the ice cream is handmade with fruits grown by members.
+ Plant Sales – members can bring fruit trees tand edible plants to sell to the general public.
+ Organized field trips to regional fruit tree collections and plantings.
+ Monthly field trips to member yards and local orchards.
+ Volunteer opportunities for many interesting & exciting committees and events.
In addition, specially formulated fertilizer and pruning/grafting tools are offered at a discount for RFC members.
For more information about the Palm Beach Chapter of the Rare Fruit Council International, Inc., please visit www.pbrarefruitcouncil.org.