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Maple sirup production from bigleaf maple.Author(s): Robert H. Ruth; J. Clyde Underwood; Clark E. Smith; Hoya Y. Yang
Source: Res. Note PNW-RN-181. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 12 p
Publication Series: Research Note (RN)
Station: Pacific Northwest Research Station
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DescriptionBigleaf maple sap flow during the 1970-71 season ranged from none to 16.9 gallons per taphole and sugar content of the sap from 1.0 to 2.6 percent. Sugar content also varied seasonally, with the sweetest sap flowing in late January. The sirup was very flavorful, although not as strong in typical maple flavor as that made from eastern sugar maple. Sirup production appears quite feasible as hobby. The possibility of commercial production should not be ruled out as traditional local experience is gained.
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CitationRuth, Robert H.; Underwood, J. Clyde; Smith, Clark E.; Yang, Hoya Y. 1972. Maple sirup production from bigleaf maple. Res. Note PNW-RN-181. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 12 p
KeywordsMaple sugar, bigleaf maple, Acer macrophyllum, sap
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