January 14, 2018, 2:00 p.m., Christ the King. Someone left a pair of prescription glasses (purple). Please contact Tom Schaefer at 813.777.0019 to make arrangements to retrieve them.
March 11, 2018, 2:00 p.m., Christ the King. Kumquats! with Greg Gude. RESCHEDULED from September 2017. PLEASE REMEMBER–DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME STARTS TODAY, SO THE MEETING IS AN “HOUR EARLIER” THAN YOU MIGHT EXPECT! What citrus fruit do you eat whole, skin and all? Kumquats! Greg Gude, a grower who generously donates kumquats for our citrus celebration, will talk about growing this delectable sweet-tart delight. Kumquats have different growing requirements than a lot of other citrus varieties and Greg has been growing them for decades.
Bring a dish to share for the buffet table.
April 14 and 15, 2018–USF PLANT SALE.
May 13, 2018, 2:00 p.m., Christ the King. Mango Development and Sales with Walter Zill. Learn about the world’s “favorite fruit.” Bring a dish to share for the buffet table.
We are reviving the RFCI photo contest. We will take submissions in June, with photos on display during the mango tasting in July. More details to follow.
If you are an RFCI member and NOT receiving your RFCI newsletter in your email, please send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org so we can update our records. Thank you.
Tampa Bay RFCI
Tampa Bay RFCI
~MARK YOUR CALENDAR~
The Tampa Bay Chapter of the Rare Fruit Council International meets on the second Sunday of the month except in February (Citrus Celebration), April (USF Plant Sale) and October (USF Plant Sale). We will meet on the THIRD Sunday for our Holiday Party this December, starting at 1:00, an hour earlier than usual.
Our newsletter archives are fairly complete . . . but we are missing some issues. If any older members have any of the following issues, please contact Tom Schaefer or Sandra Kischuk. The missing issues are: