Unknown Fruit

Bourg, LA

A friend of mine gave me this fruit. He says it is called an apple persimmon. It is a firm fruit with little or no seeds.
It is a very sweet tasting fruit. We didn't take a picture of the tree because there are no leaves left on it. I live in South Louisiana.
A friend gave him the tree a few years ago. Anyone can help because I would love to get me a few trees.

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Calgary, AB(Zone 3b)

It certainly looks like a persimmon (Diospyros sp.)... couldn't say what species/cultivar an "apple" persimmon might be, though.

Houma, LA(Zone 9a)

I would say some variety of persimmon as well. It is the season for them.

Danville, IN

Looks like a type of Asian persimmon. They have large, sweet fruit that is quite different from native persimmons. There are a few different cultivars, but it shouldn't be hard to find a source for them. You might check an Asian market to see if they have the fruit for comparison, although I've seen them for sale in larger chain supermarkets. Google it.

Bourg, LA

Thanks Everyone..I did find it. With the help of google and "Diospyros sp"
It is D Lotus The ‘Apple Persimmon’ Found pictures of the tree and fruit..
Now just have to find a local nursery that sells them.
Thanks again for the help!!!

Northumberland, United Kingdom(Zone 9a)

More likely Diospyros kaki, that is by far the most commonly grown of the Asian persimmons.


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