The Highland Maple Syrup Festival is over for this year and on March 30 Puffenbarger's Sugar Orchard's Facebook page announced: " The 2015 maple season is officially DONE!! "
Some interesting things about maple syrup:
Warm sunny days
(above 40 degrees F) and frosty nights are ideal for sap flow.
season may last four to six weeks, but sap flow is heaviest for 10 to 20 days.
season ends with the arrival of warm spring nights and early bud development in
A maple tree is
usually at least 4 years old and 10 inches in diameter before it is tapped.
Tapping does no
permanent damage to the tree and only about 10% of the sap is collected each
Each tap yields
an average of 10 gallons of sap per season. That yields about one quart of
A gallon of
pure Maple syrup weighs 11 pounds.