Which region is the golden paradise of maple syrup? Did you know that maple syrup is an entirely North America product?
Maple syrup is made from sap collected from maple trees during the early spring. Not all kind of maple trees can be harvested and the climate needs to be specific. The sugar maple is the preferred kind of maple tree. Its sap has a high sugar content of approximately 2%. The black maple, red maple, silver maple and the ash leafed maple trees can also be tapped but their sugar content is about 1% sugar.
Cold freezing night and warm days are required for the sap to flow properly from the trees. This peculiar climate is only found in the northern states and provinces of North America on the East coast.
You gotta love your maple syrup!
Province of Quebec, Canada: 7, 989,000 gallons harvested.
State of Vermont, USA: 890,000 gallons harvested.
Province of Ontario, Canada: 400,000 gallons harvested. *
State of New York, USA: 312,000 gallons harvested.
State of Maine, USA: 310,000 gallons harvested.
Province of New Brunswick, Canada: 300,000 gallons harvested.*
State of Wisconsin, USA: 117,000 gallons harvested.
State of New Hampshire, USA: 87,000 gallons harvested.
State of Michigan, USA: 82, 000 gallons harvested.
State of Ohio, USA: 65,000 gallons harvested.
State of Pennsylvania, USA: 54,000 gallons harvested.
State of Massachusetts, USA: 29,000 gallons harvested.
Province of Nova Scotia, Canada: 22, 000 gallons harvested. *
State of Connecticut, USA: 9,000 gallons harvested.
*The data for Ontario, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia were not out for 2010 when we published this article and were extrapolated from previous year. They are an approximation for 2010.