Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Tuffoldhen, Oct 13, 2008.

  1. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

    Jan 30, 2007
    My brother was here today and brought this fruit to ask what it was, his MIL has the bush growing in her yard and has always kept it trimmed, this year it beared fruit. I believe it to be Persimmon, thought I would ask for opinions. They are the size of large plums.

  2. TheOLDNewChick

    TheOLDNewChick I'm an original

    Jun 12, 2007
    Tioga, Louisiana
    That looks to be a persimmon to me.
  3. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap

    I have never seen a persimmon that wasn't in a jar.
  4. ozark hen

    ozark hen Living My Dream

    Apr 4, 2007
    Mansfield, MO
    sorry, it doesn't look like any persimmon we have on our trees. Trees not bushes. Unless it is something I don't know about ?
  5. dacjohns

    dacjohns People Cracker Upper

    It isn't like any persimmon I've ever seen. It doesn't look like anything native to North America. Can you get a picture of the bush, especially the leaves?

    It looks like some sort of weird apple.
  6. juliechick

    juliechick Transplanted Hillbilly

    Jun 27, 2008
    Southeast AR
    This is what a persimmon looks like. The ones that grow here in Arkansas are a lot smaller and more pink. I guess there is more than one kind. I don't know what fruit you have, but it looks like an apple of some kind.

    The skin is very thin and the flesh is soft, kind of like a plum.
    Last edited: Oct 13, 2008
  7. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap

    I would have guessed some sort of apple too. Pic of the bush would be nice, I am also wondering if it is some kind of mutant guava.
  8. porteryork

    porteryork Songster

    May 9, 2008
    Clarkesville, GA
    It is not a persimmon. Persimmons have a distinct orange color and a very unusual leaf and stem attached.


    Maybe a Quince?
  9. dacjohns

    dacjohns People Cracker Upper

    Not a guava but quince is looking pretty good.
  10. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap

    I Googled quince and that is EXACTLY what it looks like. Now all I have to do is figure out what the heck a quince is.

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