Garlic’s Early Gift: Scapes

Garlic scapes are only available for a very short season and it’s a mistake to pass them over. The scape is the stalk of hard neck garlic and is harvested while young, curly, and flexible so it’s still edible. Farmers trim them off to direct all the plant’s energy to growing a big fat bulb underground. Don’t buy scapes that have straightened; by that time they’re tough and inedible.

Fairfield Green Food Guide
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