William “Bill” Whitman Day

Officially JUNE 7th in Miami- Dade County

CELEBRATED JUNE 8th at THE PRESTON B. BIRD & MARY HEINLEIN FRUIT & SPICE PARK, in Homestead’s bucolic Redland Agricultural Area.

William “Bill” Whitman Day & Longan Celebration


June 8th, 2019 (SATURDAY) 2PM-5PM

Hosted by The Rare Fruit Council International, Inc. (RFCI), Miami in cooperation with the Fruit & Spice Park & the Tropical Fruit & Vegetable Society of Redland.

Members of RFCI Chapters & Florida fruit clubs are welcome to celebrate Bill Whitman’s legacy, and what he contributed to the advancement of pomology through the ‘Kohala’ longan and many other plants. Whitman is one of the founders of The Rare Fruit Council International, Inc. (RFCI) Miami, which was founded on March 11, 1955 as the Rare Fruit Council.

Admission to the F&S park paid at gate, more info at their website.

Perhaps you’ll bring something to share with fellow fruit enthusiasts … fruits, seeds, scions

The RFCI looks forward to welcoming you to Homestead’s Redland.

RSVP IS Encouraged by emailing RareFruitCouncilRFCI@gmail.com

Email Reference: Bill Whitman Day / Redland Fruit Club Meetup

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The Rare Fruit Council International, Inc. (RFCI) founded in 1955 is a non-profit organization organized to promote the development and use of tropical fruits in South Florida. The benign climate is conducive to growing many tropical fruits that cannot be fruited anywhere else in the continental mainland continental United States. So great has the interest grown in the many delightful fruits of the tropics, the Rare Fruit Council Intl. has been instrumental in obtaining superior varieties of tropical fruits from other countries, selecting meritorious plant materials from the local area, to growing and fruiting these fruits successfully.

We also teach members and the general public methods of propagation and the cultural requirements of fruits trees. The Rare Fruit Council is indebted to its many worldwide members for donating seeds, scions and plant materials to achieve this goal. Our committee is grateful to all contributors whose efforts made the first edition of our Tropical Fruit Recipes cookbook a success and also to those who helped prepare the revised tropical fruit recipes.