Why is Grapefruit called Grape fruit?
Posted on February 12, 2014

bunch of grapes C2G

It's a funny name for such a large fruit....the origin of the name "grapefruit" is not really clear, although two strong theories reign: It is thought that the grapefruit tastes like a grape....which is kind of weird but we are talking from the era of the mid 1600's and who knows how grapes tasted then?

The other suggestion is that the term grapefruit refers to the habit the plant has of producing fruit in clusters rather than individually?