Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Annual Christmas Party!

Annual Christmas Dinner!

Reminder to members - our annual Christmas dinner is this Monday, December 11th. 

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 10, 2017

November 2017 Meeting - Air Layering Workshop with Sally Lee

What: MRFC November Meeting: Air Layering Workshop with Sally Lee

When: Monday, November 13th, 2017 at 7pm

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


Come out for a workshop on Air Layering with Sally Lee

Those who are interested in participating will need to bring the following material: 

A potted plant with the stem the size of a pencil, can be a bit larger but not much more.
A handful of wet sphagnum moss in zip loc bag.
couple of twist ties.
Foil
a grafting knife or pliers.

piece of plastic wrap.


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, September 12, 2017

MRFC October 2017 Meeting - Growing Vegetables in FL with Spencer Salser

What: MRFC October Meeting: Growing Vegetables in FL with Spencer Salser

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

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



Come out and hear MRFC Member, Spencer Salser share with us about Growing Vegetables in Florida

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, August 15, 2017

September 2017 Meeting Has Been Cancelled

Our September meeting has been canceled due to Irma. Stay safe everyone!




Monday, July 10, 2017

August Meeting - Betty Kearns Presentation on Cacao



What: MRFC August Meeting: Betty Kearns - Cacao


When: Monday, August 14th, 2017 at 7pm

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



Come out and hear MRFC Member, Betty Kearns share with us about Cacao

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, June 12, 2017

July Meeting - Ian Greig - Growing Pineapples




What: MRFC April Meeting: Ian Greig - Growing Pineapples ++Mango Tasting++


When: Monday, July 10th, 2017 at 7pm


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



Come out and hear Ian Greig share with us about Growing Pineapples.

**For the July month meeting, we want to have a mango tasting and competition among our mango growers in the club.

Members are asked to bring their varieties of mangoes, cut up into serving 1 inch chunks labelled with the variety name, growers name should be on bottom of dish, Growers are asked to bring as many varieties as they can. The members will taste and vote for their favorites, winner of the most votes will win $50.00 as first prize, second prize will win $25.00. In addition to this event we will also have our speaker Ian Greig on pineapples.**

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, May 22, 2017

June Meeting - Rain Cube


What: MRFC June Meeting: RainCube - James Ray (sone of Pete Ray)

When: Monday, June 12th, 2017 at 7pm

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


Raincube allows users to water smart and take control of water in a new and easy to use way. We will learn how easy it is and how exciting having having RainCube makes each rainfall. We will also learn about how this can help Florida aquifer's saltwater intrusion issue while saving consumers money and making gardening and tree growing easier. 

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

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

MRFC Rare Fruit Tree Sale this Sunday! May 21st, 10am-4pm

Rare Fruit Tree Sale

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  • Free Admission
  • Free Parking
  • 22 Vendors/Over 5000 plants
  • Air-conditioned
  • Expert Advice
  • Loading Assistance
We will have a wide variety of citrus, unusual tropical fruit trees, bushes & vines 
as well as herbs, spices, fertilizer, and more!






Monday, April 10, 2017

May Meeting: Richard Campbell - Growing Rare Fruit Trees in Florida

What: MRFC May Meeting: Richard Campbell - The Growing of Rare Fruit Trees in Florida

When: Monday, May 8th, 2017 at 7pm

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



This is a meeting not to be missed! 

Dr Richard Campbell, Chief Science Officer at Ciruli Brothers LLC, will be speaking to our group about growing rare fruit trees in Florida as well as sharing information about their Mango Orchard in Homestead. 

Prior to taking his position at Ciruli Brothers LLC, Richard was the Director of Horticulture and Senior Curator of Tropical Fruit at Fairchild Gardens.

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

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

April Meeting - Growing of Pitaya in CA





What: MRFC April Meeting: Growing Pitaya in CA


When: Monday, April 10th, 2017 at 7pm

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



Come out and learn more about growing dragon fruit. 

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

Saturday, March 11, 2017

MRFC March Meeting: Darryl McCullough - Fruit Tree Blogger

What: MRFC April Meeting: Darryl McCullough - Fruit Tree Blogger

When: Monday, March 13th, 2017 at 7pm

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


Come out and hear MRFC Treasurer and Website Blogger speak about Fruit Tree Blogging. Darryl has been growing a diverse collection of fruit trees at his Sarasota property and has given several talks about getting started on the fruit tree growing journey. Read some of Darryl's great articles by clicking on the ARTICLES tab above. 

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, January 10, 2017

MRFC February Meeting: Chris Rollins - Florida's Best Fruits for Homeowners

What: MRFC February Meeting: Chris Rollins - Florida's Best Fruits for Homeowners

When: Monday, February 13th, 2017 at 7pm

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


Come out and hear from Chris Rollins, who served as the manager of Fruit and Spice Park in Homestead, FL for 34 years. Chris will be sharing about the best fruits for Florida homeowners to grow in their yards. 


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

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