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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.

Click Here to Learn how You Can Become A Rare Fruit Council Member Today And Gain Access To Our Members Only Web Site Content Full of Even More Information Including Special Members Only Events. 

NEXT MEETING: Friday, May 10th, 2024 

SPEAKER: Har Madheem

Bio: Har Madheem is our local annona and mango expert in Palm Beach County. He has developed several Atemoya varieties and has pioneered techniques on grafting Atemoyas. He has decades of experience in the industry.

Topic: "Soursop and it's close Relatives"

For more information, please contact Ben Feistmann, RFC President - or call (855) 732-7273. 

We hope to see and connect with you soon!

 2024 Speaker Calendar 

Location: Mounts Botanical Garden Auditorium

Time: 7pm

Friday, January 12th

Speaker: Noel Ramos, "Peru...History, Culture, and Plenty of Fruits!"

Friday, February 9th

Speaker: Ralph Guinta, "Florida Amazon - exploring the botanical overlay between Peruvian  Amazon and South Florida"

Friday, March 8th

Speaker: Amanda Pike, "Homesteading in a Food Forest: Self-Sufficiency & Permaculture"

Friday, April 12th

Speaker: Alex Salaazar, TBA

Friday, May 10th

Speaker: Har Madheem, "Soursop and its close Relatives"

Friday, June 7th

Speaker: Josh Jamison, "Starchy Staples for Florida"

Friday, July 12th

Speaker: Richard Siegel, "Pineapple Growing in the Florida Home Landscape"

Friday, August 9th

Speaker: Michael Adler, TBA

Friday, September 13th

Speaker: Daland Fithian, "Wild Edibles/Urban Foraging"

Friday, October 11th

Speaker: TBA

Friday, November 8th

Speaker: TBA

Friday, December 13th

No Speaker, Holiday Party


Palm Beach Rare Fruit Council



are available at our Monthly Meetings


Members in need of the Special Rare Fruit Council blend of

"Fruitilizer" may contact 1st VP Mark Porter.


 Mark will bring a limited number of bags to our regular meeting 

or you can arrange for pickup at his farm site in the Acreage.

 For special pickup options please call Mark Porter at:

+1 (855) RFC-RARE / +1 (855) 732-7273 option 3

to be directly connected and/or to leave a message.




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