To Host Annual TROPICAL FRUIT TREE & PLANT SALE
At the South Florida Fairgrounds - March 29
Both Admission & Parking are FREE
(West Palm Beach, FL – March, 10, 2014) The Palm Beach Chapter of the Rare Fruit Council International, Inc., which has been “promoting the progress of rare fruit “ since 1970, is hosting its bi-annual Tropical Fruit Tree & Plant Sale on Saturday, March 29. The popular event will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Agriplex Building on the South Florida Fairgrounds in West Palm Beach.
This year’s Tropical Fruit Tree & Plant Sale will offer numerous delightful and delicious fruit trees from which to choose, including Avocado, Bananas, Barbados Cherry, Black Sapote, Canistel, Carambola, Citrus, Dragon Fruit, Figs, Guava, Grumichama, Jackfruit, Jaboticaba, Longan, Lychee, Macadamia, Mamey Sapote, Mango, Miracle Fruit, Mulberry, Papaya, Peach, Persimmon, Soursop, Sugar Apple, Star Apple, Tamarind, plus herbs & spices, specially formulated Fruitilizer and more.
Tree and plant fans should enter the South Florida Fairgrounds through Gate 5 on Southern Blvd. Both admission and parking are FREE.
About the Palm Beach Chapter of the Rare Fruit Council International, Inc.
Established in 1970, the Palm Beach Chapter of the Rare Fruit Council (RFC) is 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. The organization includes several hundred members interested in learning about, growing and enjoying tropical fruits.
Monthly meetings are the second Friday of each month at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium at Mounts Botanical Garden, 531 N. Military Trail in West Palm Beach, directly across from the west side of Palm Beach International Airport. Each meeting has an educational lecture by a speaker in the field of fruit science or related field, a fruit tree auction, a seed & plant exchange, and the chapter’s famous “tasting table” – a chance to taste various tropical fruits grown by members.
Membership is $25 yearly and benefits include:
+ Monthly newsletter - filled with informative articles about growing rare fruits and related topics.
+ Propagation classes - members learn how to graft & air-layer tropical fruit trees.
+ Annual Ice Cream Social - for members and their guests only; the ice cream is handmade with fruits grown by members.
+ Plant Sales twice yearly - members can bring fruit trees and edible plants to sell to the general public.
+ Organized field trips to regional fruit tree collections and plantings.
+ Monthly field trips to member yards and local orchards.
+ Volunteer opportunities for many interesting & exciting committees and events.
In addition, specially formulated fertilizer and pruning/grafting tools are offered at a discount for RFC members.
For more information about the Palm Beach Chapter of the Rare Fruit Council International, Inc., please www.pbrarefruitcouncil.org.
Matthew Claassen, Plant Sale Chairperson & 2nd Vice President
561.603.6120 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Susan Lerner, President
561.478.7444 or vitallongevity@