|Pawpaw fruit in the summer|
|Persimmon have a lovely fall color|
Finally, in the larger fruiting category, I would like to suggest the pear. It is also not native, having originated in Europe, but it is a good reliable fruit tree. The tree has an open rounded canopy and, depending on the variety, can reach 40 feet in height. Blooms are in the spring and are showy and usually white. Fruit ripens through the summer and is ready by late summer or early fall. There are a large number of varieties of pear trees available and choice should be made based on your fruit preference and tree size requirements. Pears are easy to grow and require full sun and a moderate amount of water.
If you have a need for a tree that is smaller than the large nut or shade trees but larger than an ornamental, consider a larger fruit tree. You might be delighted with the resulting tree and with the 'fruits of your labor'.