It's that time of year again-Garlic Scape harvest time! What is a garlic scape you ask? The scape is the stem from which the seed head of the bulb is formed. As the bulb grows and matures (and we have 15,000 of them!), garlic stalks begin to lengthen and curve.
The garlic scape has a great deal of flavor and makes for a delicious ingredient if used while still tender. As the plant matures, the scape gradually straightens and becomes tougher. As part of the Cutting Veg's Global Garlic Project, we harvest the scape while it is young and tender so that you can enjoy it at its peak flavor. It makes for a delicious pesto or as an addition to stir fries and soups.
We hope you enjoy this beautiful part of the garlic plant!