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 February 12 2018 03:43PM (Read 941 times)  
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Has anyone here ever tried Mulberry sap for syrup? Have some close trees I could tap if its any good.


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 February 12 2018 04:48PM  
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I have on accident made syrup from not adding enough pectin to some jelly and made syrup Rolling Eyes Big Grin


 
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 February 12 2018 06:22PM  
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Question
did you tap trees or pick berry's
been cutting out of ash grove for years
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but with emerald ash bore coming may have to cultivate then and find some use for them
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 February 12 2018 07:34PM  
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I read that mulberry is a no go. The sap is mildly toxic.
I tap more walnut trees than anything. I think it tastes better than maple and walnuts are more accessible for me.
Boxelders are a good weed tree to tap.


 
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 February 13 2018 08:04AM  
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I read that mulberry is a no go. The sap is mildly toxic.
I tap more walnut trees than anything. I think it tastes better than maple and walnuts are more accessible for me.
Boxelders are a good weed tree to tap.



So what kind of flavor is the walnut sap? I have tons of walnut trees but no maple. I've been tapping the neighbors trees.


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 February 13 2018 08:39PM  
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Berries make excellent jelly, make sure you taste berries first, each tree has there own flavor, some are pretty tasteless.
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 February 13 2018 09:49PM  
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I read that mulberry is a no go. The sap is mildly toxic.
I tap more walnut trees than anything. I think it tastes better than maple and walnuts are more accessible for me.
Boxelders are a good weed tree to tap.


I believe boxelder are maple trees. Old folks called them 'poor maple'.


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 February 14 2018 12:52PM  
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I read that mulberry is a no go. The sap is mildly toxic.
I tap more walnut trees than anything. I think it tastes better than maple and walnuts are more accessible for me.
Boxelders are a good weed tree to tap




I tap a lot of maple. Im also interested in the taste of walnut sap. Never tried it.Can you describe the taste diff for us thanks...


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 February 14 2018 07:02PM  
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A box elder is part of the Acer family. So it is in the maple family. Sugar maple sap has 5-6% sugar a box elder has about 1%. So it takes a lot more sap o get syrup from the box elders. I quit tapping anything but sugar maples. It costs a lot of money to boil it down so I go with more %of sugar.


 
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 February 15 2018 05:02PM  
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On Average I think

Sugar Maple 40 to 1
Silver Maple 60 to 1
Boxelder 80 to 1

Walnut also 40 to 1 but you get alot less sap from a tree is what I have read

We are going to give Walnut a try this year.


 
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