Established in 1970, we are 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.

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Upcoming Public Events



Thursday July 20, 2017  Treasure Coast Rare Fruit Council

 Speaker   Har Mahdeem– Sapotaceae His talk will be on Sapotaceae, a rare, hard to find and delicious family of fruit that includes Sapodilla, Canistel, Abiu, Caimito and Mamey. 7pm Port St Lucie Botanical Garden


                 info:     Treasure Coast Rare Fruit Link



                           Palm Beach Rare Fruit Council

                August 11, 2017  - 7:30  Regular Meeting

     Due to Construction at the Mounts Auditorium, our meeting location          will  be changed.  The August meeting will be at:


                 Pine Jog Environmental Education Center

                 Florida Atlantic University, College of Education

                 6301 Summit Boulevard

                 West Palm Beach, FL 33415


         Map:      6301 Summit Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL 33415


      Speaker- Mike Winterstein    Topic:  "Miami Mangos"


Mike is the curator of the USDA's plant germplasm repository at the USDA facility in Coral Gables, Florida.  The collection includes over 400 varieties of mango.  We are optimistic that Mike may bring tropical fruit samples as part of his presentation.  This is a presentation you won't want to miss!


                               History of Chapman Field



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                    A Century of Research with USDA in Miami 


             There is NO MEMBER TASTING TABLE at this meeting!!!!




   August 19, 2017  Zip Trip Unbelievable Acres 

                  Zip Trip to Gene Joyners "Unbelievable Acres"

                                            10Am to 1Pm. 

This is a guided tour at $5 per person, a special discount rate for PB Rare Fruit members & guests.  Registration will be required to ensure they have enough tour guides.


To Register: Betty Borges 561-723-8788 or email bborgeshr@gmail.com 


           Map: Unbelievable Acres     Gene Joyners Map

    470 63rd Trl N, West Palm Beach, FL 33413 ยท (561) 242-1686




                         Palm Beach Rare Fruit Council

          September 8, 2017 -  7: 30   Regular Meeting

                Election of Officers and Committee appointments

If you have an interest in organizing, planning, promoting  and funding events and programs for the Rare Fruit Council, your active participation on the Board of Directors and Committees is the place to be. Contact any current Board Member to find our what each position does thru the year, or Fatima NeJame, Nomination Chair   Fatima@fotofusion.org for  bi-laws and responsibilities.

Alternates and assistants are welcome and encouraged!!




                          Palm Beach Rare Fruit Council  

          October 28, 2017 "Ice Cream Social" Mounts Pavilion                          MEMBERS ONLY EVENT. 

    For info on saving fruit, making puree, and helping at the Social....

         Contact Ettasue Long   ilvths@msn.com



Monthly Speakers

Meetings are held on the second friday of each month begining at 7:30pm located in the Mounts Auditorium at Mounts Botanical Gardens 531 N Military Trail, West Palm Beach, FL





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