The 'berries' of the Buffaloberry shrub are stone fruit or drupes that are usually red but can be yellow. They are edible and can be eaten fresh or dried. They are quite tart, though they will sweeten up a bit if they are hit with frost. These fruits can be used in a variety of recipes like jams, jellies, and sauces. They were cooked in many ways by the Native Americans. The shrub can be planted in a wide variety of conditions as long as there is good drainage.