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Paul Sommerville of Pigeon Point shows off one of his grapefruit trees. Sommerville said he has five fruit-bearing trees, some more than 20-feet tall, in his backyard. He said there are many others that are too young for fruit, all planted from seeds. Sommerville has two trees below the bluff of his backyard which gets inundated with salt water. He said the salinity hasn’t hindered their growth. Sommerville said his trees make up the largest grapefruit grove in Beaufort County. Photo by Bob Sofaly.

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