Garlic scapes are the tender flower stalks that grow out of the middle of hardneck garlic before the garlic bulb below is full grown. We break them off so that the plant can devote its growing energy into the storage bulb and not into making flowers and seeds. They are milder and sweeter and can generally be used just like garlic, but have lately been discovered as a local delicacy.
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STORE: In the fridge. Keep in a plastic bag or sealed container for maximum freshness.