Tuesday, December 20, 2016

January Meeting at Palma Sola Botanical Park: John Dawson - Alternatives to Citrus

What: MRFC January Meeting: John Dawson - Alternatives to Citrus

When: Monday, January 9th, 2017 at 7pm

Where: Palma Sola Botanical Park 9800 17th Ave NW, Bradenton, FL 34209



Come out and learn about possible replacement trees for declining citrus trees you may have in your yard. Master Gardener, John Dawson will introduce us to non-citrus fruit trees which are suitable for growing in our area. 


There will be the usual plant raffle and tasting table. We welcome donations of edible plants and fruit for the raffle and fruit dishes for the tasting table. Donors will receive a free ticket for the raffle. Additional tickets can be purchased

Monday, November 14, 2016

MRFC Annual Christmas Dinner

Annual Christmas Dinner!

Reminder to members - our annual Christmas dinner is this Monday, December 12th. 

Please meet at 6pm to help set up. Bring food to share as well as plates/silverware for you/your family. 

If you plan to renew membership for next year, please bring a check for $12 made out to MRFC. Hope to see you all!



Tuesday, October 11, 2016

November Meeting - Charles Novak - Frost Protection

What: MRFC November Meeting: Charles Novak - Frost Protection

When: November 14th 2016, 7pm

Where: Harlee Building/County Fairgrounds, 1303 17th St W, Palmetto, FL 34221

There will be the usual plant raffle and tasting table. We welcome donations of edible plants and fruit for the raffle and fruit dishes for the tasting table. Donors will receive a free ticket for the raffle. Additional tickets can be purchased. 

Monday, September 19, 2016

MRFC October Meeting - Persimmons with Jimmy and Sally Lee

What: MRFC October Meeting: Jim and Sally Lee - PERSIMMONS

When: October 10th 2016, 7pm

Where: Harlee Building/County Fairgrounds, 1303 17th St W, Palmetto, FL 34221

Jim and Sally Lee have been growing several varieties of persimmons for over 10 years and sell fruit. Be sure to come out and learn more about growing persimmons in your backyard. 

 
Photo credit - Jim & Sally Lee
There will be the usual plant raffle and tasting table. We welcome donations of edible plants and fruit for the raffle and fruit dishes for the tasting table. Donors will receive a free ticket for the raffle. Additional tickets can be purchased. 

Monday, August 8, 2016

MRFC September 2016 Meeting: Dennis and Debbie Gretton - Herbs


What:
 
MRFC September Meeting: Dennis and Debbie Gretton will be speaking about herbs

When: September 12th, 2016, 7pm

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

MRFC August Meeting: Mike Winterstein - Mangos


What:
 
MRFC August Meeting: Mike Winterstein from the Subtropical Horticultural Research Station will be speaking about Mangos

When: August 8th, 2016, 7pm

Where: Harlee Building/County Fairgrounds, 1303 17th Street W., Palmetto, FL 34221

**Members - please bring mangos for sampling!



Wednesday, June 15, 2016

MRFC July 2016 Monthly Meeting - Mycorrhizal Fungi


What:
 
MRFC July Meeting: 
"Mycorrhizal Fungi" by Tammy Kovar of Biological Tree Services

When: July 11th, 2016, 7pm

Thursday, May 26, 2016

MRFC June 2016 Monthly Meeting - Growing and Breeding Strawberries in Florida


What: MRFC June Meeting: The Growing and Breeding of Strawberries in Central Florida" by Dr. Vance Whitaker of University of Florida

When: June 13th, 2016, 7pm


Monday, May 9, 2016

Rare Fruit Tree Sale
Sunday May 22, 2016 – 10am-4pm
Bradenton Area Convention Center
1 Haben Blvd, Palmetto, FL 34221


Free Admission and Parking
Over 5000 Plants – 25 Vendors!
We will have a wide variety of citrus, unusual tropical fruit trees, bushes & vines 
as well as herbs, spices, fertilizer, and more!

For further information please call 941-729-5985


Wednesday, April 13, 2016

MRFC May 2016 Monthly Meeting - Steve Cucura - Growing Rare Fruits

What: MRFC May Meeting - Steve Cucura of Fruitscapes will speak about - Growing Rare Fruits
When: May 9th, 2016 at 7pm



There will be the usual plant raffle and tasting table. We welcome donations of edible plants and fruit for the raffle and fruit dishes for the tasting table. Donors will receive a free ticket for the raffle. Additional tickets can be purchased. 

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

MRFC April Meeting - Vicki Parson - Neem

What: MRFC April Meeting- Vicki Parson - Growing and Using Neem
When: April 11th, 2016 at 7pm


There will be the usual plant raffle and tasting table. We welcome donations of edible plants and fruit for the raffle and fruit dishes for the tasting table. Donors will receive a free ticket for the raffle. Additional tickets can be purchased. 

Friday, February 12, 2016

March 2016 MRFC Meeting - Annonas (Part 2) with Har Mahdeem

What: MRFC February Meeting- Har Mahdeem - Annona fruits part 2
When: March 14th, 2016 at 7pm

There will be the usual plant raffle and tasting table. We welcome donations of edible plants and fruit for the raffle and fruit dishes for the tasting table. Donors will receive a free ticket for the raffle. Additional tickets can be purchased. 

Sunday, February 7, 2016

February 2016 Monthly Meeting - Har Mahdeem

What: MRFC February Meeting- Har Mahdeem 
When: February 8th, 2016 at 7pm

There will be the usual plant raffle and tasting table. We welcome donations of edible plants and fruit for the raffle and fruit dishes for the tasting table. Donors will receive free tickets for the raffle. Additional tickets can be purchased. 

Thursday, January 7, 2016

January Meeting at Palma Sola Botanical Park - 'Native Annonas of the United States, the Pawpaws'

We will meet at PALMA SOLA BOTANICAL PARK  Monday, January 11th at 7pm


Palma Sola Botanical Park 9800 17th Ave NW, Bradenton, FL 34209

photo used with permission from USDA ARS
Map to Palma Sola

The speaker will be Charles Novak. His topic is the "native annonas of the United States,
the Pawpaws". Charles can lay claim to fruiting the Northern Pawpaw, the Assimina triloba, in central Florida, as well as some of the southern pawpaws. He has also hybridized some pawpaws. I know of no other man who has done this. This fruit could eventually be not only a door yard fruit but has commercial potential. Don't miss this one.


Calendar of Events - MRFC events are in green, other fruit related events are in purple