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Jordan Struck
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Hey,

I know that trees like Maple and Birch have edible sap ("juice"), but do fruit trees like Apple or Pear have edible sap? Anyone actually had any?
 
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Never tasted any, but it weakens the tree. If you want fruit on the tree, don't!.
You can tap birch, linden, sugar maple but it weakens those trees a bit .
 
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dirk maes wrote:Never tasted any, but it weakens the tree. If you want fruit on the tree, don't!.
You can tap birch, linden, sugar maple but it weakens those trees a bit .


Add to that list: Any type of maples (we tapped big leaf maples last year and got yummy syrup ) and alders (haven't tried that yet, but I hear it's not as tasty and required more boiling down)
 
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