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The RARE FRUIT COUNCIL INTERNATIONAL, Inc. (RFCI), founded in 1955 with headquarters in Miami, Florida, is the premier organization dedicated to the education, introduction, & promotion of rare tropical fruits. Through close ties with botanical collections and horticultural research centers worldwide, the RFCI has become a major international source of information regarding tropical fruits. The RFCI has introduced species or varieties of rare fruits into many parts of the world. In addition, the RFCI has been helpful in establishing the tropical fruit industry in the United States.

We also teach members and the general public methods of propagation and the cultural requirements of fruit 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.