What is the fruit?

Asked October 24, 2017, 9:47 AM EDT

I found the fruits in my backyard (attached are the pictures of the fruit and the tree). It looks like persimmon, but smaller than the regular persimmon (about 1/3 the size of persimmon). Is it wild persimmon? Is it edible?

Baltimore County Maryland

1 Response

This looks like a common native persimmon. Here is more information about it on the Maryland Biodiversity website https://www.marylandbiodiversity.com/viewSpecies.php?species=1596