Saturday, March 14th, 2020 was field trip day for members of the Rare Fruit Council. We ventured south, deep into Monroe County, and landed at Big Pine Key’s Grimal Grove with the intent to plant some rare fruit trees.
Grimal Grove is an interesting place. Adolf Grimal established the grove in 1955, the same year we established our club. It was Adolf’s exotic journeys and fruit collecting trips that helped us establish southern Florida as the place in the continental US to cultivate rare fruit species. We are thankful for Adolf’s lifelong membership.
Today Grimal Grove is owned and directed by Patrick Garvey who, as a member, maintains the Grove’s Read More
Now is an excellent time of the year to join a horticultural club in your area. We, at the Rare Fruit Council International in Miami, are gearing up for peak fruit season.
As the warmer months approach, our gardens experience renewed opportunities to welcome new plants, and enjoy new fruits. Take a look around your neighborhood, we bet you will see many trees flowering; mango trees are in full bloom right now. Come summer, they – along with sugar apples, avocados, and mamey – will be covered in deliciously delightful fruit.
While you wait for the fruit to bear, plan to attend members only workshops and field trips; through the council Read More