The Alaska Pioneer Fruit Growers Association shares in and benefits from the personal experience of successful fruit growing in Alaska and seeks to educate any person(s) interested in fruit growing.

Our Mission
  • Locate, test and preserve superior or special fruit, berry and nut varieties relevant to Alaska.
  • Identify unique cultural methods/materials, propagation techniques, fruit breeding and grafting procedures, adaptations of species and cultivars and all other aspects of fruit growing.
  • Evaluate various fruit cultivars for hardiness in our local climate.
  • Provide instruction to and exchange information with members and anyone interested in fruit growing techniques and cultural practices.
  • Assist in group ordering of materials.
  • Promote communication and friendship between members and other fruit growing enthusiasts.
  • Encouraging friends and neighbors to establish their own fruit trees, bushes and shrubs.
  • Provide assistance to the Cooperative Extension Service to the extent possible.

Become a member!

Membership gives you:
  • Access to members-only classifieds and forum
  • Access to the most recent association newsletters
  • Orchard tours, pruning workshops, and many other association activities

Dues are only $16 a year!


Become a Member

January 4, 2015

General meetings are suspended from March through October. During this time APFGA has tours, workshops, and other such events. Should any business come up that requires a meeting, the membership will be notified as per the Bylaws.

Please note, dates and times subject to change. Read more →

June 24, 2014

It is with great sadness I report that Founding and Lifetime member Bob Boyer passed away on June 20, 2014.

Bob’s passion for Fruit Growing never waned over the years. His enthusiasm and willingness to share his knowledge on fruit growing will be hard to replace. Our deepest Sympathy go out to his wife Marianne and his son Rob. Bob will be missed by all. The Board will notice members the date and time for his service which is expected later this summer. For those wishing to send a card please email for address.


March 5, 2014

Don’t forget to use the forum. Find info, seek info or ask a question on fruit growing