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Welcome to the wonderful world of rare tropical fruits and vegetables. With the help of friendly experts, and all of the information they have collected from worldwide sources, you will be able to start growing and picking these tropical delights right from your own trees. Learn about special growing techniques including the proper way to prune, fertilize and propagate new plants (i.e. grafting, air-layering, etc.)

Meet interesting people who all share this special purpose of procuring seeds & new plants, promoting new species & improved varieties, propagating new plants and growing rare tropical fruits & vegetables.

Members of RFVC are backyard and commercial growers, professional researchers and collectors, anyone interested in growing or eating tropical fruits and vegetables.

.The Rare Fruit and Vegetable Council (RFVC) welcomes all!

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Free for Members, $25 for non-members (or cost of membership)


Amazon Smile Link:

Please use this link go to the Amazon Smile page - it looks just like the regular Amazon home page, except at the top left of the page you will see Smile and " supporting (name of charity you elected)". Please type Rare Fruit and Vegetable Council of Broward County and select the club as your charity. Any items purchased must be made through this smile page for us to get the donations from Amazon.  Please share with your family, friends, and co-workers who you know buy from Amazon.


Current Events



1.  Gene Joyner's Unbelievable Acres
What: Private Tour of 2-1/2 acre Tropical Rainforest and one of Florida’s largest Collection of tropical fruit trees in addition to Orchids, Bromeliads, Palms & Ferns. Over 2000 varieties of plants!
Time: 10 am
Address: 470 63rd Trail North, West Palm Beach
Cost: $10
Directions: Exit Southern Blvd from the Turnpike.  Go  about a mile East  to Jog Road. Head North on Jog Rd to  Bishoff Rd ( about one half mile), make a right,  then to 63rd Trail  make  left.

2. Tropical Acres Farm
What: Private tour of 8 acre Mango Farm, where they have 230 varieties on mangos and 50 kinds of avocados. Hopefully taste some on the tour.
Time: 12 noon
Address: 1010 Camelia Rd, West Palm Beach
Cost: Free admission to us
Fruit Stand: Mangos are for Sale
Directions: from Gene Joyner's is about 6 miles Due East on Southern Blvd (just past I -95), turn right on Parker Avenue, then turn right on Camellia Rd. This is just behind Dreher Park.

If you have any questions, please call me or e-mail or text me.
I would also appreciate to know if you decide not to come, so I can give an accurate head count to Gene. Please bring $10 cash!!!
My cell is  (305)335-8816
My home e-mail is iskarossy@mindspring.com

So far we are 12.


2017 Annual FAll Sale-

TBD Fall 2017

It's open to the public! The sale will be held at our 208 research garden. 5105 SW 208th Lane Southwest Ranches, FL 33332

Now is your chance to buy those rare fruit trees & vegetables that you've been looking for all year! Jams, Jellies, Breads & Local Honey featuring tropical fruits will also be available. Also available will be Fruit Tree Fertilizer.

Dates are Saturday, 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM & Sunday, 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Cash, Checks and Mastercard & Visa Accepted.

Click here for a list of plants available at the sale

Directions to our 208 research garden from Google maps



Saturday & Wednesday workdays
Murray is out at the 208 garden every Saturday & Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. to Noon. We ALWAYS need lots of help out at the 208 nursery. Members now is your time to shine. We could really use your help weeding, potting-up, propagating, etc. prior to our annual sale. We need some help cleaning out and organizing our shadehouse if you would like to help come on out on either day!

Click here for a schedule of upcoming meetings and past speakers

If you have surplus tropical fruit or vegetable seeds, please bring them to our monthly meetings (labeled in a container or zip-loc bag) and give them to Barbara Mitchell or Letitia Suarez so we can make them available to other members.

Our educational programs are in collaboration with the Urban Horticulture Program of UF-IFAS/Broward County Extension.

RFVC Flickr and Facebook
We now have a Flickr page and a Facebook page click on the banners to check out our new group pages.

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