Garlic Scapes



Garlic Scapes

Garlic scapes are the 'flower' stalks of hard-neck garlic plants. If left on the plant, they form a small bulbils that can be planted to grow more garlic. However, it will take 2-3 years for them to form large bulbs. They are removed from the plant so that all the plant's energy can go towards producing a larger bulb of garlic. They get tougher and hotter the longer they grow. They tend to have a milder garlic flavor.

Availabilty

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
                       

Availability may vary by variety and with weather conditions.

    Not Available
    Available

Storage Tips

  • Place in the refrigerator in a paper bag for about a month;

  • Can be frozen, blanched or not

Preparation Tips

  • Use anywhere you would use garlic

  • Can be pickled

  • Young and tender scapes can be chopped and added to salads or added as topping like scallions

  • Use in pesto

Attribution