Welcome to the Orange County Chapter
California Rare Fruit Growers

Hello OC CRFG Friends, 

Due to the current Coronavirus stay at home orders, all Chapter activities are on hold. We will post the schedule of future meetings and events as those dates near, and in accordance with the directives of our government’s leaders. Check back regularly to see when activities resume.

We hope you had a chance to take part in our first online meeting and saw Don Winterstein’s slideshow of interesting trees in his garden. He answered questions at the end of the presentation. We’re in the process of scheduling an online speaker for another virtual meeting in April. Stay tuned for more information about this.

An unfortunate consequence of the current situation is the cancellation of Green Scene. Please be aware that the Board is working to determine how best to off-set the issue and will advise in Newsletters and Social Media outlets. Please let your friends know of this cancellation as many of us eagerly await this annual event.

Please be vigilant during these uncertain times. We pray that you will all stay healthy and safe, and that you will join us when we meet again.

Thank you for your understanding.

John McNeill
Chair, CRFG OC Chapter

California Rare Fruit Growers is a membership of like-minded amateur fruit enthusiasts dedicated to: 

  • Growing fruiting plants that may or may not be commonly found in the Orange County area.

  • Sharing information about fruits potentially adaptable to the Orange County area and varieties of established fruit better suited to specific areas and growing conditions.

  • Exchanging seeds, cuttings, scion wood, and plants with each other, primarily for home use/growing.

  • Providing scholarships to deserving college students in the field of agriculture/horticulture.

  • Following all federal, state, and county agricultural regulations.
Chapter Meetings

When: 3rd Thursday of every month (except July)

7:30 - 9:00pm - Meeting
9:00 - 9:30pm - Social Time and Refreshments

Niedringhaus Hall of First Congregational Church of Santa Ana
2555 Santiago St.
Santa Ana, CA 92706