What are garlic scapes:
Garlic scapes are the flower bud of the garlic plant. The bud is removed in late June to encourage the bulbs to thicken up. Scapes make a fabulous addition to a flower bouquet, and they are delicious to eat!
Availability: June, July
Quantity sold in: bunch
Use: Consumed raw or cooked
Grown in: Field
Grown by: Horticulture Research Station
Storage and Preperation:
Garlic scapes can be stored in a plastic bag for two to three weeks in the fridgerator or they can be kept in a glass of water in a cool room for a few days.
Garlic scapes can be used just like garlic in recipes. They are very versatile. Try them in a sauté, roasted, pickled, added to soups, and more. The most tender tops of the stem and the buds are delicious chopped up raw.
Garlic lovers can roast entire scapes to serve as a side dish. To do so, lay the scapes (you may have to cut them up just to get them to lay flat on the cookie sheet) on an oiled cookie sheet and roast at 350 degrees for about twenty minutes. Serve with a dish of melted butter to dip them in.