Which Variety of Maple Tree Produces the Best Syrup?
Other commonly tapped maples include the Red Maple (or Soft Maple), Black Maple andSilver Maple.
And now, we take a moment to give you this brief science lesson: Sugar is produced in the leaves during photosynthesis. It is transported into the wood and stored during the winter, mostly in the form of carbohydrates. It is then converted to sucrose and dissolved in the sap.
Now that you know where the maple sugar comes from, you’ll appreciate it even more the next time you’re pouring it over your pancakes! (Read about Maple Sap Production)