Maple Syrup Tapping is underway in CK

Maple Syrup Tapping

Ontario is well known for its Original Canadian Maple Syrup. I am told the tapping is underway in many operations around the province. Due to the warmer temperatures we have experienced this winter, the tapping got underway earlier this year and the yields are expected to be good. According to statistics Canada last year, yields were down 40% due to cold weather. The wide variety of products ranges from the Original Maple Syrup to candy and a whole host of recipes with which to enjoy that unique Canadian Maple Taste.
The Maple Season may last eight to ten weeks, but sap flow is heaviest for about 10-20 days in the early spring. Warm sunny days above 4 degrees C and frosty nights are ideal for sap flow. The harvest season will end with the arrival of warm spring nights and early bud development in the trees. Maple trees should be 30+ years old before they are tapped. A 40 year-old sugar maple tree will product 10 gallons of sap per year There are several Maple Syrup Festivals taking place in the next few weeks. Visit the Ontario Discovery website to plan you family day. Our area is the
 ideal location to live, work, raise a family or start a business.