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I have a multi stemmed tree perhaps 15ft (5m) tall and about as wide. This year it has large numbers of small fruit. The fruit was Green, then reddish, but ripens dark blue or maybe black and has a black seed that could be mistaken for watermelon. Flesh is sweet with an unusual flavor. (Sampled and spit because I have no idea what it is.) Pictures attached.
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Check out black gum/black tupelo.
 
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Looks like a nannyberry to me.  Please check out this thread for comparison:  https://permies.com/t/58468/Wild-berries-Dogwood
 
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I think I have a nannyberry based on the info from that other thread. Will verify details of the tree in person soon. Discovering a large established food plant is awesome!
 
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I was going to say it looks like blackhaw to my eye, then I checked out that other thread and learned that blackhaw and nannyberry are the same thing.

You have just a single tree, though?  Mine grow in thickets.
 
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