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I live in the SF Bay Area and am trying to identify a tree on my street. It's the fruit that is confusing me -- does anyone know what this fruit is? It's not a rare tree -- there are at least several more on the surrounding streets.

Mature leaves are about 6" long and greater.

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  • $\begingroup$ Could you put something in to indicate scale? $\endgroup$ – jamesqf Jun 14 '19 at 17:11
  • $\begingroup$ Looks like the regional government maps every street tree: data.sfgov.org/City-Infrastructure/Street-Tree-Map/337t-q2b4 Maybe you can find it! $\endgroup$ – Bryan Hanson Jun 14 '19 at 20:02
  • $\begingroup$ A photo of the bark/trunk would be useful too, and if you can break off a leaf and see if there is any latex that oozes out of the wound. Unless of course you found it in the street tree inventory. $\endgroup$ – Bryan Hanson Jun 14 '19 at 20:56
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That looks like a persimmon — your first image is of immature fruit.

Compare with:

immature Persimmon from UC Davis — Fruit and Nut Education UC Davis — Fruit and Nut Education

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    $\begingroup$ Good job... I was thinking about persimmon too, but for whatever reason could not find a picture of those leathery sepals. Now I know. The bark would have been distinctive. $\endgroup$ – Bryan Hanson Jun 15 '19 at 1:29

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