We are in voluntary lockdown here in Florida, with all bars closed and most restaurants doing curbside takeout only. This gave me the opportunity to peruse the property, and I came across some unknown fruit. The fruit is just starting to ripen, and it is about 2 in. in diameter. The skin is thin – much thinner than an orange. Most of the fruit is currently orange colored, but it appears that it turns red when it ripens.

Unknown Fruit
Unknown Fruit
Image: Dakotahound
Unknown Fruit
Unknown Fruit
Image: Dakotahound
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It looks a lot like persimmon, and this area used to be called Persimmon Hollow. For two reasons, however, I do not believe that it is persimmon:

1) This is March, and persimmon are deciduous. We have other persimmon trees on the property that are just starting to leaf out. Here is a photograph of one:

Persimmon tree starting to leaf out in March.
Persimmon tree starting to leaf out in March.
Image: Dakotahound

2) The leaves are darker than our persimmons.

Anyway, here is a nice Mini Cooper that was parked at the hardware store last week.

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Mini Cooper
Mini Cooper
Image: Dakotahound

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