Sumac Tree (Rhus glabra)
Small deciduous tree to 10 feet, with a flattened, spreading crown. All zones. Throughout North America, the several species of Sumac decorate field, roadside and yard with their deep[-red, fall colors and erect, cone-like clusters of fruit. The fruit berries are bold, covered with starch looking like citric acid , rich in malic and ascorbic acid crystals, very high in vitamin C. You can make tasty sun tea from these fruits. Plant prefers part shade to full sun and will flourish in any soil, including clay. Scarify and sow in spring. 300 seeds/pkt, organic.
In continuing with the backyard wild teas, I can't let summer pass by without mentioning this wild lemonade substitute. Sumac grows like a weed in this country. It is a relative to the much hated poison sumac, but as the flowers give way to the fruit, you can't mistake this harmless, small tree for anything else. The branches are bold. The clusters of fruit are what we're after. Watch these from June through September and grab the red ones, as they ripen, but before the rain hits them and washes away the flavor. Soak a couple of clusters in a pitcher of ice-cold water in your refrigerator for one to two hours. Your taste buds will know how long. Keep the water cold to prevent bitterness. Strain the results through a fine strainer, or cloth, and serve sweetened. It has a very lemonade-like flavor.
The white stuff between the seeds is actually citric acids, for the sake of which we grow sumac's around our houses.
I was surprised when I found this variety in wilderness.
"How to Plant Sumac Seeds" instructions will be included with the package.
Seeds will be sent, secured in the box.
Seeds need stratification and scarification prior sowing. I keep them in dry warm place to keep viability at high percentage.
Stratify them yourself with 30F 2-3 month. Will send with instructions.
How to Make Survival (Sumac) Lemonade:
How to distinguish sumacs:
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