Avocado Grafting with Freddy Menge

If you’ve ever wondered how — or when — to graft a seedling avocado, this video is for you. Freddy Menge walks through the steps to select a scion, prepare it, and graft it to a seedling avocado.

Note that this video assumes you know the basics of cleft grafting. Check out other links on this site for more information.

Fruit-A-Palooza 2023

Fruit-A-Palooza 2023: Growing Tropical and Subtropical Fruit on the California Central Coast
(Proceeds Benefiting Gardening Education at Pajaro Valley Schools)

SOLD OUT! We are thrilled to announce that tickets are SOLD OUT for Fruit-A-Palooza 2023! The waiting list is CLOSED. If you are no longer able to attend the event, please let us know so we can allow those on the waiting list to register. If you have any questions, please contact us at montereybaycrfg@gmail.com

Ever wished you could enjoy home-grown tropical and subtropical fruit? Wondering which ones are viable to grow in our temperate climate? Come to the first-ever Fruit-A-Palooza to learn more!

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2022 Holiday Party Highlights Year’s Events, Members’ Successes

2022 Activities — grafting class, scion exchange, citrus tasting and more grafting

The Monterey Bay Chapter of the CRFG met Dec. 17, 2022 for the annual holiday party and election. Members contributed to the annual potluck with a wide variety of dishes.

What is a year like in the Monterey Bay CRFG? Our members participated in these activities:

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Local Apples Highlighted in Radio Interview

Monterey Bay CRFG member Freddy Menge was interviewed October 1, 2022 by Joe Truskot on KSQD Radio’s “In the Garden” program. Check out Joe’s video, which includes the audio program plus photos of the assorted apples Freddy highlighted during the program. This lively, informative show brings to light various apples that were included at the MB CRFG’s annual apple tasting (see Andy Moskowitz’ article reviewing the event and the apples) on October 8, 2022.

Welcome to our new chapter website

This website was designed with the intention to be your reference point for all of the most important things happening with the Monterey Bay chapter of CRFG.

Check in with our current calendar of events, send your friends to our new online membership form, and see photos of local fruit happenings on our news blog.

We’ve built this website for our membership, so please let us know any ways it can better serve you. In fact, you can contact our chapter board directly through this site at the link above!