Wouldn’t you know it . . as soon as I get ready to leave for a few weeks, the garlic scapes have started forming. They grow really quickly once they start so Vince will have to cut them while I’m gone. I usually let them get larger than this and curl around but I wanted to eat at least some of them before I leave.
We’re having sauteed zucchini today and these will be great in there. If you care to see what they will look like in a week or so, google “garlic scapes” and click on “images”. Once they get a little larger, they’re great grilled.
At the end of the scape, a flower will form so, you could consider the scape just the stem for the blossom. We don’t want the flower to form because that takes resources away from the bulb which will be in the last stages of growth by the time the flower forms.
In my opinion, the scape tastes like garlic but add in a bit of asparagus and green onion flavor and that’s more what it resembles.