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

Saturday, May 20, 2017 9:00 AM • Agriplex South Florida Fair Grounds


         Saturday April 1 Air Layering Class members only class limited to 20.        Cost is $25 per person and each attendee will be provided with the                necessary supplies to process Two Air Layers, and then have your tagged plants brought to our June Meeting

Class is held at Peter Jaschinski's Lychee Fruit Store Farm in Loxahatchee.

 Please call Betty Borges 561-723-8788 or email bborgeshr@gmail.com



         April 14, 2017   7:30 PM  Regular Meeting

                        Speaker Jorge J. Zaldivar presents 

            "The History of Guavas and Seed Introduction in Florida"


          May 12, 2017    7:30 PM  Regular Meeting

                         Speaker Alex Salazar "2017 Mango Update" 


          May 20, 2017  Annual Plant Sale at the South Florida Fair

                   Vendors from all over the state will be showcasing their

                    finest selection of Tropical Fruit Trees, and edible plants

                    Open to the Public from 9:00am to 2:00pm Saturday May 20


          June 18, 2017 Fathers Day at the Mounts  "Taste of the Tropics"


          October 28, 2017 "Ice Cream Social" Mounts Pavilion

   Plans are underway for a fall social.  Please consider setting aside some of your fruit from now through September.  About six (6) cups are needed. If you find you have some to spare please freeze in two (2) cup increments and flat if possible.  If you do not have a way to store it – just drop me a note, I’ll be happy to make arrangements with you.  With your help, it will be another delicious event.  THANK YOU ! My Best, Ettasue

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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