Garlic Curls

Garlic curls (or “scapes”) are the tender flower stalks that grow out of the middle of hardneck garlic, before the garlic 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. The garlic curl season is about three weeks long, so if you like the pesto, you could freeze some in ice cube trays, and store the cubes in a freezer bag to enjoy later in the season.