Discover how to tap the maples in your yard and turn their sap into delicious maple syrup. There are 13 North American maples that can be tapped for syrup, and the author provides details on the seven most common syrup-producing maples, listed in order of sugar production (saps with a high concentration of sugar don't have to be boiled as long to produce syrup).
Step-by-step guidance for syrup production in the home is provided, as well as a list of required tools for maple sugaring, recipes using maple syrup, and an explanation of how syrup is graded. The legends and history of maples and the biochemistry of maple trees are also covered.
Softcover, 6 1/2" × 7 1/2", 144 pages, 2010.