By Michael Boriero
After back-to-back record-breaking maple syrup seasons, Quebec’s production dropped from an average of 3.59 pounds per tap in 2020 to 2.75 pounds per tap in 2021.
According to Hélène Normandin, Director Corporate Communications for the Québec Maple Syrup Producers (QMSP), it had everything to do with the weather, and not the pandemic. It got hot very quickly in Quebec, she said, which made for a shorter season.
“It’s not a catastrophic season, but it wasn’t perfect,” said Normandin. “It’s an average season overall.”
In a press release, the QMSP noted Quebec produced 132,833,059 pounds of syrup from a total of 48,341,870 taps in the province this year. The Eastern Townships ranked third out of all the regions, producing 20,964,105 pounds of syrup from 8,258,129 taps.
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