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This is certainly toyon. What's interesting is that it's native to Southern California and Baja California. It goes to show how much plants are being spread around the world by the nursery trade.
thanks alice,it's amazing all the knowleg that native people have about nature,i'll try the indian recepie:-)
According to information, Birds enjoy the fruit and Indians used to either roast or boil them first before eating them safely. The seeds are the problem.
Here when i was a kid we called deavil aple,they say it was poison,because they are very apelative for kids,it was a way of keep us from danger,but i never ceck if they are realy poison.thanks cindy for the id
They look like what we call Persimmons. One of my favorites, but only available in the Fall.
Lat: 41.15, Long: -8.61
Spotted on Nov 12, 2011 Submitted on Nov 12, 2011