This small native tree has produced ultra sweet fruit for at least 50 years. At the very western edge of its range, this is my favorite tree on the old farm...As it is with the raccoons and Opossums. I rarely get to the farm in October when they are getting into their prime. What a difference from the shriveled November leftovers the fruits are now. The fruit was important to Native Americans and early settlers as a fall diet supplement.and treat.