Did you know that there is a sweet syrup that is produced from different types of palm trees? The Canary Islands and the coastal areas of South America are ideal locations for its production. The syrup is is mostly produced on the island of La Gomera in an area called Vallermoso. The method used for collecting the sap and creating the syrup is very simular to the methods used for making Maple Syrup. Harvested overnight the farmer climbs a ladder and uses a knife to remove the surface crust and open the pores on the trees and leaves a bucket to return next morning to collect. Each tree can supply up to 10 litres or more. When the trees have been havested regularly between January to June, they need 5 years before they can be harvested again.