Welcome to the California Rare Fruit Growers, San Diego Chapter!

All About Cherries

Presented by Steven Alan Murray, Jr.

Steven Alan Murray, Jr.
Steven Alan Murray Jr is a fifth generation California young farmer who grew up on his family’s cherry farm Murray Family Farms located near Arvin, in the southern end of California’s Central Valley. His research facility is filled to the brim with over 400 species of 2,000 varieties of rare fruit varieties and is growing rapidly. His lifelong desire is to experience rare fruits in exotic lands. He has traveled to over 45 different countries and in addition to his native tongue English, he speaks Mandarin Chinese, Spanish, & Portuguese and can get by in a couple others.  He holds a Bachelors Degree in Plant Science with minors in both Agronomy and Chinese Language from California Polytechnic University, Pomona. Steven is active in CRFG, Vice Prez of Kern Chapter, on the Board of the North American Fruit Explorers, and has received scholarships from the CRFG Orange County Chapter and from the whole organization in 2012.

Wednesday, May 25
(Every 4th Wednesday of the month, except Nov. and Dec.)
Starts at 7:00 PM

Balboa Park, Casa del Prado, Room 101

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The San Diego Chapter of the California Rare Fruit Growers was created to educate people about rare fruits, to identify fruits that are adaptable to the local area, and to propagate and to exchange plant materials.

What do we do?

During the year, the San Diego Chapter has many activities related to growing rare, unusual and exotic fruits. Membership is open to anyone with an interest in growing fruits in the San Diego area and a desire to improve their gardening skills.

Our meetings cover a wide variety of subjects such as selecting rare or semitropical fruit trees, how to plant and take care of them, how enhance your garden with fruit trees, and what to do with your new source of food.

During our meetings, we have a raffle of rare and exotic plants, mostly scarce fruit trees, donated to the Chapter by our generous membership. We also have a fruit tasting table, where the members get to enjoy fresh fruit prepared in many ways.

In addition, members receive a monthly newsletter filled with information about activities of interest to San Diego gardeners, and recipes using exotic fruits.

For other cities please visit our parent organization's web page at http://www.crfg.org. We also welcome suggestions on how to provide timely and specific information to everyone interested in growing rare fruits in San Diego.


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Last Updated:  May 25, 2016