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Posted on: March 13, 2014

[ARCHIVED] SOME FUN MAPLE SYRUP FACTS IN PREPARATION TO MAPLE FEST

1. It takes one gallon of maple syrup to produce eight pounds of maple candy or sugar.

2. A gallon of maple syrup weights 11 pounds.

3. The sugar content of sap averages 2.5 percent sugar content of maple syrup is at least 66 percent or more.

4. Usually a maple tree is at least 30 years old and 12 inches in diameter before it is tapped.

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