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I really couldn't find an appropriate category....Orchard is where it got put...it's sweet and it comes from a tree!!
Any of you Northern Countrysiders have a good sugaring time this year? I wondered if any of you might be willing to barter some syrup and maybe some maple sugar also. Of course I could go buy some syrup at the store....even pure organic maple syrup...but quality is what I want...not a mass produced item. I want my kids to know the REAL thing!
I live in Alabama.....not the ideal spot for maple sugaring, but we do have some special products also! Peaches, tomatoes, and scuppernongs are Southern treasures...I grow the former two. I grow an open-pollinated Indeterminant variety of yellow cherry tomato. My 94 year old neighbor gave me the seeds about 10 years ago...said he bought them at the feed & seed store 50+ years ago!!!They are delicious!
I truly believe these beauties are the last of their kind as I have never seen them in ANY seed catalog, and I get them all.
Anyone game for a trade of a bunch of maters and seeds for a bottle of syrup and a little maple sugar?
-- Jason (AJAMA5@netscape.net), April 30, 2001
well, here in Mich,, the syrup season didnt last long,, got too warm too quick. SO there isnt much to be had , I didnt even get 2 gallons. Do you have birch trees around? Ive made syrup from them also,, its not bad
-- stan (email@example.com), April 30, 2001.
Jason i dont have eny syrup or sugar but how about a bottle of wine or some porkypine eggs. sure would like to have a few of thos tomato seeds the littel yellow ones. Bob se.ks.
-- Bobco (firstname.lastname@example.org), April 30, 2001.
There a bunch of trees (even in the south) that can be tapped for syrup. All or at least most all, maples. Plus, birch as before mentioned (we have yellow or river birch here), I think sycamore?, too. There are a bunch of others which all slip my mind right now! Sugar maples produce the most amount of sap, with the least amount of boiling. And, no, they dont generally grow in the south. You might try looking up Edible Plants and see what comes of it- there are some really nice websites with lots of info and pictures.
-- Kevin in NC (email@example.com), May 01, 2001.
As Stan said, the syrup season was pretty short this year. We ended up with 55 gallons and normally produce well over a 100. Not to interested in the tomatoes as I already have a personal favorite - What are scuppernongs?
-- Lynette Henson (firstname.lastname@example.org), May 01, 2001.
Scuppernongs are a kind of grape.....only better!
Here' a picture...
Here's where you can buy some...but they do require Southern type weather for a good crop.
-- Jason (AJAMA5@netscape.net), May 01, 2001.
Ahhh - - thanks for the info Jason - - I'll have to check that out.
-- Lynette (email@example.com), May 02, 2001.
I live in south east Kansas and we have river maples. Can you tap and make syrup from this sap?
-- Pastor Jim raymond (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 30, 2001.