I have this tree in my yard and I have been seing large cherry-sized balls on the tree. They are not in groups just scatters around and today I picked one off and I saw a ripe one in the floor. It is kind of apricot colored or plum colored. It smells fruity but i can't remember what it smells like. It's certainly fleshy like a grape. But the green ones are rock hard
Gwinnett County Georgia
The fruit is an American persimmon (Diospyros virginiana). Although the fruit is edible, it is quite astringent and bitter to taste.