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August 2019

Fig and Grape Tasting at Wolfskill

August 24, 2019
Wolfskill Orchard Experimental Station

Fig and grape tasting at Wolfskill Experimental Orchards. Wolfskill is a UCD/UCANR and USDA-ARS research station/germplasm respository responsible for much important fruit research and many cultivar releases. This is a great opportunity to see an important site for California fruit culture, and to taste a broad variety of expertly grown figs and grapes. Further details and carpool organization on our mailing list.

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October 2019

Apple Tasting at Wilder Ranch 2019

October 19, 2019

Join us for our legendary annual apple tasting, featuring 70+ varieties of rare and heirloom apples, from the mundane to the sublime, flesh crisp white, honey gold, and ruby pink, with flavors from applesauce to pineapple to anise to banana. Taste from many of the varieties whose cuttings will join the CRFG scion exchange circuit in the winter. $5 per individual, discounts for couples and families, benefiting the Monterey Bay Chapter of the California Rare Fruit Growers. More info at:…

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November 2019

Pomegranate and Persimmon Tasting (Davis)

November 2, 2019
Wolfskill Orchard Experimental Station

Hosted by National Clonal Germplasm Repository - Tree Fruit & Nut Crops & Grapes: UC Davis at Wolfskill Experimental Orchard in Winters, California. Opening remarks from lead researcher John Preece, and field specialists Jeff Moersfelder (pomegranates) and Jenny Smith (persimmons) on the varieties offered to taste. This event begins promptly, so don’t be late! Open to CRFG members, please see mailing list for details.

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December 2019

Winter Party 2019

December 14, 2019

A fun, fruitful year in review for the community. Potluck, harvest table, garden reportbacks and slideshow, chapter business and elections. Join MBCRFG for more info on mailing list.

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January 2020

Scion Exchange 2020

January 12 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Cabrillo College Horticultural Department, Sanders Ave
Aptos, CA United States

Our annual Scion Exchange in January is the Santa Cruz and Monterey Bay area’s major exchange of dormant propagable fruit material. At this event, run by the Monterey Bay Chapter of the California Rare Fruit Growers, we distribute scionwood of hundreds of varieties apple, pear, plum, peach, apricot, and other species. We also typically have as rootable cuttings of fig, pomegranate, grape, and other, as well as various exotic cuttings, seed, and seedlings that are seasonally appropriate for propagation. If…

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February 2020

Winter Pruning and Field Grafting Workshop

February 15

We will demonstrate and discuss the basics of dormant-season/winter fruit tree pruning (apples, pears, plums, pomegranates, persimmons, etc), tool use and maintenance, and field grafting techniques, as we gather to maintain a demo orchard. Followed by general meeting. This is a MBCRFG member event. Details on mailing list. Join MBCRFG online or contact us for more info.

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March 2020

60+ Variety Citrus Tasting (Cancelled for COVID-19)

March 15 @ 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Santa Cruz Santa Cruz, CA United States

Update: Our citrus tasting this year is unfortunately cancelled due to recommendations of public health authorities pursuant to COVID-19 epidemic. Extensive citrus tasting and discussion of citrus culture in our region. Member of MBCRFG, details by email, join here. Depending on what's tasting good, we'll have likely 60 or more locally grown varieties of citrus to taste: that's lemons, limes, citranges, grapefruits, pomellos, kumquats, oranges, satsumas, clementines, other mandarins, finger limes, various hybrids, etc. See some photos of all the…

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April 2020

Farm Tour (Cancelled for COVID-19)

April 18 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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May 2020

Spring Green Exchange (Cancelled for COVID-19)

May 16 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Live Video Seminar: “Producing Avocados in Northern California”

May 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join Monterey Bay CRFG online for this inspiring and informative live presentation on avocado horticulture from MBCRFG's own Ellen Baker and Freddy Menge, of Epicenter Avocado Nursery in Santa Cruz Co, California. They will discuss the basics of successful avocado planting and care, variety selection, as well as some of their unique observations on avocado pollination and culture in our more marginal northern region, and will answer live questions on these subjects. Because of shelter-in-place health provisions, we are holding…

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