It is believed that the name refers to the manner in which grapefruit grows in clusters on a tree.

Legend has it that a certain Captain Shaddock brought Indonesian pomelo se eds to Jamaica and bred them with the local sweet orange, giving birth to what we now know as a grapefruit. However, it probably originated as a naturally occurring hybrid. In 1823, the grapefruit made its way to Florida where it successfully adapted. Since then it has also migrated to California and Arizona where they are available all year. Grapefruits come in a variety of sizes, bitterness or sweetness, and even colors. Depending on the variety, grapefruits come with red, pink, white or a golden colored pulp. Picking a favorite is a hard but enjoyable task.