Garlic Scapes

Garlic scapes are the stalks that grow from the bulbs of hardneck garlic plants. If left unharvested, the scapes eventually bloom flowers when the garlic plant fully matures. However, the scapes are usually harvested before they flower so the garlic plant can channel all its energy into producing the most flavorful bulbs. The resulting scapes taste mild and sweet, like chives or scallions, but with a hit of unmistakable garlicky flavor that’s softer than its bulbous counterpart.


(rough estimate due to natural conditions {weather, pests etc})

June & Julygarlicscapes

Benefits of Garlic Scapes

  • prevent cancer
  • detoxify the body
  • improve circulation
  • increase bone health
  • treat chronic diseases
  • improve vision

*learn more at Organic Facts

Storage Tips

  • they will keep for a few days in a glass with a little cool water in it, on the counter in a cool room. Change water daily.
  • they will keep for weeks in a plastic bag in the refrigerator
  • chop & freeze

Culinary Tips

  • trim and discard the stringy tip of the scape, then cut crosswise, either into tiny coins or string bean-like stalks
  • use them the way you would use garlic or scallions
  • Chop garlic scapes into little coins and add to stir-fries and fried rice.

  • Sauté scapes and use them as a pizza topping.
  • Throw whole scapes on the grill, just like you would make grilled scallions.

  • Fold chopped and sautéed garlic scapes into frittatas or  scrambled eggs.

Recipe Links

Grilled Naan with Garlic Scape Chutney

Creamy Garlic Scape Dip

Garlic Scape & Swiss Chard Pesto