(PRESS RELEASE)_(West Palm Beach, FL – August 24, 2021) The Palm Beach Chapter of the Rare Fruit Council International, Inc., a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting and further cultivation and use of tropical and rare fruit in South Florida and around the world, is hosting its annual Tropical Fruit Tree & Edible Plant Sale on Saturday, October 16, 2021. The popular event will be held from 9 am to 2 pm in the Agriplex Building on the South Florida Fairgrounds in West Palm Beach. Both admission and parking are FREE.
At this year’s Tropical Fruit Tree & Edible Plant Sale, vendors from all over the state will offer a wide variety of delightful and delicious fruit trees, including Avocado, Banana, Barbados Cherry, Black Sapote, Canistel, Dragon Fruit, Fig, Guava, Grumichama, Jackfruit, Jaboticaba, Longan, Lychee, Macadamia, Mamey Sapote, Mango, Miracle Fruit, Mulberry, Papaya, Peach, Persimmon, Soursop, Sugar Apple, Star Apple, Tamarind, herbs and spices, plus specially formulated fertilizer, and more.
Fresh honey from the Palm Beach County Beekeepers Association will also be available for purchase, promises group president Kevin Easton.
Visitors are encouraged to bring a wagon to help carry purchased plants. Also available will be educational information on the planting and growing of fruit trees, along with knowledgeable volunteers and vendors to answer any questions.
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. RFC members are interested in learning about, growing and enjoying tropical fruits, and is holding meetings at Mounts Botanical Garden on the second Friday of each month at 7:30 p.m.
Membership is $30 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 - members can bring fruit trees and edible plants to sell to the general public.
+ Organized field trips to regional fruit tree collections and plantings.
+ Periodic field trips to member yards and local orchards.
+ Volunteer opportunities for many interesting & exciting committees and events.
In addition, specially formulated fertilizer is offered at a discount for RFC members.
For more information about the Palm Beach Chapter of the Rare Fruit Council International, Inc., please call 855.732.7273 or visit www.pbrarefruitcouncil.org.
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