I think all of this extra rain this year, has jump started our Sumac into growing amazing 'horns". I have never seen them so large and darkly coloured so early in the season. Is this the secret we haven't seen because of almost all of our summers here being labeled 'drought' like ? The fruit reminds me of pomegranate seeds. I know there are recipes for teas etc .. to use with the fruit. I just admire them for what they are on this amazing tree. My Halloween tree I call it because of the fantastic colours it dresses in for Autumn. This and the ever energetic Engelmann ivy are truly stunning in their own beauty .. something I look forward to every year.