Posted by: hearttohearthcookery | August 21, 2012

Harvested Sumac

Harvested Sumac

The staghorn sumac in my elm bark basket was perfect for harvesting in my home state of Maine.  To determine if the sumac is ready, taste a drupe (a fruit with a thin skin, fleshy body, hard stone and inner seed) before picking to insure that there is a tangy, lemon flavor.

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  1. This is an interesting series of posts …. I have seen these plants in New Brunswick when I lived there and had no idea what they were. I am looking forward to seeing what you do with the sumac!

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