Scape Season

Garlic Scapes

Garlic Scapes

My garlic crop is coming along nicely this year.  About 6 to 8 weeks before harvest, scapes form on the center stem.  When they start curling, it’s time to cut off the scapes because otherwise the growth and energy goes to the leaves instead of the root, resulting in a smaller garlic bulb.  The scapes may be eaten raw or sauteed, or pureed with other herbs into a pesto.  They have a very sharp, intense garlic flavor and are delicious.

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