When is Maple Syrup Season?

We are often asked “When is maple syrup season”? The running joke is “I’ll tell you by the end of April“!  Truthfully, we don’t really know because it all depends on the weather. When the temperature starts to creep above freezing in late February or early March the trees will start to release their sap so we can make the first agricultural crop of the year – golden maple syrup! Ideal sugaring weather would be a daytime high of 5°C to 7° C and a drop to -5°C overnight. March Break tends to be the most reliable time to plan a trip to the sugar bush with your family if you want to see the sap running and smell the intoxicating aroma of boiling maple syrup. Once it ceases to freeze at night and the buds on the trees start to break dormancy, maple syrup production is finished for the year – generally in the first or second week of April. The link below shows when we started and finished producing maple syrup since the late 1980’s.

Ennis Maple syrup first and last boil dates (PDF, 23 KB).

Ennis Maple Syrup

We generally have all grades of 100% Pure Ontario Maple Syrup available. Extra Light and Light syrup have a delicate taste; Amber has a robust, full-bodied flavour and Medium is in between. Most people choose Medium and if you’re not certain what you like it’s the best place to start. Remember – Extra Light, Light, Medium and Amber grading of syrup is based on colour (light transmittance) alone and not sugar content. All maple syrup must contain a minimum of 66.0 Brix (roughly equivalent to % sugar). It is the caramelization of the natural sugars during evaporation that creates the colour and corresponding flavours. As a general rule, the lighter syrup is produced early in the season and the richer flavoured Amber syrup is produced late in the season.

Glass Bottles

Glass Bottles

Maple leaf glass

Maple Leaf Glass

Plastic Jugs

Plastic Jugs

Metal can

Metal can








Available sizes
Glass 40 mL, 125mL, 250mL, 500mL, 1L, 1/2 US Gallon and 1 US Gallon
Maple Leaf Glass 50mL, 250mL and 500mL
Plastic Jugs 40mL, 100mL, 250mL, 500mL, 1L, 2L and 4L. 10L bulk jugs also available
Metal Cans 125mL, 250mL, 500mL and 1L


Ennis Maple Products

All our maple products are made with 100% Pure Ontario Maple Syrup – nothing is added except a bit more time to boil the syrup and process it into maple sugar, maple butter (cream), maple taffy and granulated maple sugar.

Maple sugar leaf

Maple sugar leaf

Maple Sugar Leaves – Available in 1/2 oz, 1 oz and 2 oz

Maple Butter (Cream) – Available in 165 gram and 330 gram glass jars

Maple Coated Roasted Peanuts – Available in 200gr celo bags

Maple Mustard (Spice Road, Orange Maple and Drunken Maple) – Available in 250 mL glass jars

Maple Taffy – Available in 250 mL tubs

Granulated maple sugar – Available in 8oz and 16oz shakers


Wedding Favours and Bulk Pricing available.

Please contact us for our current pricing and ordering.