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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, July 12th, 2024 

SPEAKER:  Richard Siegel "Pineapple Richie"

Bio: A tropical fruit enthusiast who continues to pass the knowledge of fruit propagation to the next generation. A very experienced gardener, Mr. Siegel has been growing pineapples for many years with great success. Through trial and error he has become aware of different methods that work for Florida home growers.  

Topic: "Pineapple Growing In The Florida Home Landscape"

For more information, please contact Ben Feistmann, RFC President - 

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 14th

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, "Pruning in Cooperation with Tree Physiology"

Friday, September 13th

Speaker: TBA

Friday, October 11th

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

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 Conner Murphy at 

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