The RFCI founded in 1955 with 450 members worldwide, headquartered in Miami, is the premier organization dedicated to the education, introduction and promotion of rare tropical fruits.
The RFCI meets the second Wednesday of each month at 7:30 PM. Starting in August 2014 we will be meeting in the new Science Village Auditorium at FTBG! Our meetings feature educational programs with guest speakers, a tasting table with exotic fruits, fresh as well as prepared by our members, door prizes, plant and seed exchanges. Other activities include field trips, plant sales, conventions and workshops.
Members of RFCI belong to an international body of dooryard and commercial growers, hobbyists, fruit lovers and anyone with an interest in tropical fruits. Membership includes an annual subscription to Tropical Fruit News. A bimonthly full color magazine dedicated to tropical fruit and their culture.
The RFCI is very excited to be moving to FTBG. We have been long time supporters of FTBG with our regular presence at The Ramble, Spring Sale and other events.
Our up coming meetings this year include:
8/13/14 Jeff Wasielewki, “The 10 Universal Truths of Tropical Fruit Horticulture”
9/10/14 Chris Rollins, “Tropical Fruit Tour of Hawaii”
10/8/14 Don Chafin, “Going Bananas” Plants will be available for purchase.
11/12/14 Jonathan Crane, “Laurel Wilt Disease in Avocados”
Our February meeting will feature a free Hands on Grafting Workshop.
- The Rare Fruit Council International-RFCI is moving to Fairchild!
- Speaker: Eric Tietig from Pine Island Nursery – June 11, 2014 @ 730pm
- Speaker: Dr. John Barimo from Miami Dade College – May 14th, 2014 @ 730pm
- Speaker: Dr. Matt Snow (Miami RFCI President) – Topic: Avocados 3/12/14 @ 730pm
- February 12, 2014 speaker: Noris Ledesma “For the Love of Mangos