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What fruit tree is this?

My parents have this tree in their garden which they thought they bought as a plum tree! 
It has fruited this year but they definitely don’t look like plums! Can anyone identify the fruit? Perhaps it’s some sort of hybrid! Thanks 

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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,418
    I think that’s a persimmon. 
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  • NollieNollie Girona, Catalunya, Northen Spain.Posts: 5,668
    I thought ‘that’s an unripe persimmon’ too, @Dovefromabove, but the leaves look different to mine, which are in their autumn glory at the moment:

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,418
    It seems there are some quite different types @Nollie ... perhaps the leaves vary a bit https://leafyplace.com/types-of-persimmons/
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  • NollieNollie Girona, Catalunya, Northen Spain.Posts: 5,668
    Ah, that could be it @Dovefromabove. I’ve no idea what type mine is, I inherited it. I just know I don’t like the taste!
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,418
    @Nollie 😊 From that article I’ve learned that some persimmons are for cooking and some are eating fresh. 

     I think that the ones I tried to eat many years ago must’ve been cooking ones 🥴🤢
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  • tui34tui34 Béziers, Herault, FrancePosts: 1,975
    Ripe Persimmons.  Maybe yours are another variety.
    A good hoeing is worth two waterings.

  • The fruit is from Diospyros tree. There are several species.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diospyros

    Perthshire. SCOTLAND .
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