Maple Facts & Tips
Our oldest Sugar Maple is over 300 years old and is one of our most productive trees. It stands by itself on the edge of the forest and has been "tapped" by our ancestors. It's a lasting witness to our Vermont Maple heritage.
Did you know?
- It takes 40 gallons of maple sap boiled down to 1 gallon of syrup.
- A maple tree must be 40 years old to be tapped - 12 inches in diameter - or as we like to say - big as a bucket!
- A maple tree can live for several hundred years.
- One gallon of syrup will make 8 pounds of pure maple cream or sugar.
- Maple syrup has 50 calories per tablespoon as compared to cane or Karo syrup 60 calories per tablespoon.
- Once maple syrup is opened it must be refrigerated. Always keep the cap on tight.
- Maple syrup can also be stored in the freezer. It's best to use small sterile glass jars filled to the top. It will store well indefinitely!