I know it’s a very invasive shrub and people don’t normally plant or cultivate them purposely but the fruits are very healthy and nutritious and pretty tasty when picked at the right time. They are quite common here especially near reclaimed mine lands and fence rows. I’d never tried the fruit until last fall and I enjoyed it. I could almost shake the shrub to harvest the fruit. I’ve read that many people use it to make jams and jellys and also fruit leather. It apparently has 17 times more licopene than tomatoes. I ate them fresh from the tree and liked them.
I searched and did not see any other discussions about it. Anyone else take advantage of this abundant food source?