Is this Persimmon?

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Jun 14, 2013
Climax Springs, Mo
Buddy of mine give me this and said it is persimmon. I added a chunk to the smoker last weekend (after I was done smoking) and man does it stink. So now I am hesitant to use it.

It doesn't look like Persimmon to me.  Search Google Images for Persimmon Bark and you'll see good examples at the top.  The wood is usually more orange, and doesn't fracture like that.  As someone else mentioned it would be rare to see Persimmon that large.  I'm from NW Arkansas. I see you are in MO, so our Persimmon trees should be similar.

Maybe some sort of a Hickory?  Not sure.  If you could go check the source maybe others are standing with leaves that would help identify. is reader supported and as an Amazon Associate, we may earn commissions from qualifying purchases.

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