Some facts about Maple syrup

  • It takes 30-50 gallons of sap to make one gallon of maple syrup
  • Maple syrup is boiled even further to produce maple cream, maple sugar, and maple candy.
  • It takes one gallon of maple syrup to produce eight pounds of maple candy or sugar
  • A gallon of maple syrup weighs 11 pounds
  • The sugar content of sap averages 2.5 percent; sugar content of maple syrup is at least 66 percent or more
  • As the tree increases in diameter, more taps can be added – up to a maximum of four taps
  • Tapping does no permanent damage and only 10 percent of the sap is collected each year. Many maple trees have been tapped for 150 or more years.
  • On gravity each tap will yield an average of 10 gallons of sap per season, producing about one quart of syrup

One Response to Some facts about Maple syrup

  1. I thought it would be fun to make maple syrup for my family and has been. Does anyone know how long after you collect the sap that it has to be boiled down before it could spoil? I live in South East Michigan. I am boiling down about 50 gallons in 24 hours with the system I am using. Thanks for your help. Judy

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