Steven L. Smith, Bellingham, WA Home Inspector (King of the House)


Grapefruit anyone?

In the Pacific Northwest, we are known for our Washington apples. Washington is one of the top apple producers for the world. We also grow our fair share of pears, peaches, strawberries, cherries, blueberries and raspberries.

The one thing we cannot really grow, other than maybe some novelty greenhouse or house plant projects, is citrus. Therefore, when I go on vacation, I always get a big kick out of seeing lemon, lime and orange trees.

One citrus that I had not seen before, at least growing on a tree, was grapefruit. The first time we went to Mexico, Oaxaca area,  we were out for a walk and we ran across this tree. I thought it was an interesting and colorful tree. It is amazing how large those things get hanging there.

One of


Steven L. Smith

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Comment balloon 7 commentsSteven L. Smith • June 25 2011 12:52PM



It's amazing where things grow isn't it?

Posted by Michele Miller ~ REALTOR®, LMC, HSE, CHS, SRES, CMRS, 'Helping You Make the Best Move" (ERA Key Realty~Worcester County Realty Group) almost 9 years ago

Isn't that carrying the 'green roofing' theme a bit far. The soil for that must weigh a lot.

Posted by Robert Butler, Montreal Home Inspector | Aspect Inspection (Aspect Inspection) almost 9 years ago

Good afternoon, Steve. Yes it is. When I lived if FL I had two grapefruit trees in the back yard. Talk about garden fresh citrus... 

Posted by TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc., Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029 (Complete Home Inspections, Inc.) almost 9 years ago

They only ripen while on the tree Mason.  If you pick them before they are ready, they never get ready!

Wait a minute.  Who is this really, Mason or Steve?

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) almost 9 years ago

Howdy and evening to you Steve

Steve, those sure are some mighty fine looking Grapefruit, in the mighty fine photo you took of the tree. 

Have a good one
Dale in New Hampshire

Posted by Dale Baker, New Hampshire Relocation Real Estate Information (Baker Energy Audits and Commercial Properties Inspections) almost 9 years ago

Hi Steven, Great photo, We have lots of fruit trees here in Florida, but not many that grow on roofs. enjoy the 4th! jay

Posted by Jay Lloyd, Allpro Home Inspection (Cape Coral Florida) almost 9 years ago


It is an interesting tree for sure.

Posted by Steven L. Smith, Bellingham WA Home Inspector (King of the House Home Inspection, Inc.) almost 9 years ago