MAPLE
FACTS ...
 A
maple tree is usually at least 45 years old and 12 inches
in diameter before it is tapped.
 As
a tree increases in diameter, more taps can be added: up
to a maximum of three taps, usually two.
 Tapping
does no permanent damage to the tree and only about 10%
of the sap is collected each year.
 Each
tap yields an average of 10 gallons of sap per season: that
yields about one quart of syrup.
 Warm
sunny days (above 40 degrees F) and frosty nights are ideal
for sap flow.
 The
Maple season may last 4 to 6 weeks, but sap flow is heaviest
for 10 to 20 days.
 Sap
flowing in high volumes is called a "run."

 The
harvest season ends with the arrival of warm spring nights
and early bud development in the trees.
 3050
gallons of sap are evaporated to make one gallon of syrup.
 Maple
syrup is boiled even further to produce Maple cream, sugar
and candy.
 It
takes one gallon of syrup to produce eight pounds of candy
or sugar.
 A
gallon of pure Maple syrup weighs 11 pounds.
 The
sugar content of sap averages 2.5%, of syrup 66.5%
Phone:
5197864729
Email: Ryans.SweetMaple@gmail.com
