Last spring, I sought out mulberry trees on public property--parks, near sidewalks and other rights-of-way. This fall, I found a great persimmon tree whose boughs are heavy with fruit.
Directions: The tree is on Enterprise Street immediately to the west of its intersection with the American Tobacco Trail in Durham. (This is shortly before the half-mile mark.) The tree is on the north side of the street.
I don't know if the tree is on public or private property--it seems to be in ownership purgatory-- but the fruit is landing on the sidewalk. You might as well eat it before you step on it.Do you know the locations of other "public" persimmon trees? Spread the word.