Tropical Fruit and Plant Sale

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Palm Beach Chapter of the Rare Fruit Council International, Inc. to Host TROPICAL FRUIT & PLANT SALE

At the South Florida Fairgrounds – October 12

 

Both Admission & Parking are FREE;

Enter at Gate 8 on Fairgrounds Road;

Visitors are Encouraged to Bring a Plant Wagon

                                                                                                                            

(West Palm Beach, FL – August 7, 2019) The Palm Beach Chapter of the Rare Fruit Council International, Inc., a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promotion, cultivation and use of tropical and rare fruit in South Florida and around the world, is hosting its Fall Tropical Fruit & Plant Sale on Saturday, October 12. The popular event will be held from 9 am to 2 pm in Concourse Buildings 6-10 on the South Florida Fairgrounds in West Palm Beach.

 

At this year’s Tropical Fruit & Plant Sale, vendors from all over the state will offer a wide variety of delightfully delicious fruit trees, including Avocado, Banana, Barbados Cherry, Black Sapote, Canistel Citrus, Dragon Fruit, Fig, Guava, Grumichama, Jackfruit, Jaboticaba, Longan, Lychee, Macadamia, Mamey Sapote, Mango, Miracle Fruit, Mulberry, Papaya, Peach, Persimmon, Soursop, Sugar Apple, Star Apple, Tamarind, herbs and spices, plus specially formulated fertilizer, and more.

 

Visitors are encouraged to bring a wagon to help carry purchased plants. In addition, there will be educational information on the planting and growing of fruit trees, along with knowledgeable volunteers and vendors to answer any questions.

 

Tree and plant fans should enter the South Florida Fairgrounds through Gate 8 on Fair Grounds Road. Both admission and parking are FREE.

 

About The Palm Beach Chapter of the Rare Fruit Council International, Inc.:

Established in 1970, the Palm Beach Chapter of the Rare Fruit Council (RFC) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting, 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 and vegetables.

 

Monthly meetings are the second Friday of each month at 7:30 pm 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 and edible plants to sell to the general public.

+ Organized field trips to regional fruit tree collections and plantings.

+ Periodic 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.