Growing Garlic Scapes

When selecting a variety of garlic to grow for cooking scapes
(flowering garlic stems), it’s best to stick to those proven to do
well in your particular area. The U.S. Department of Agriculture
has identified only 10 major garlic cultivars based on genetic
analysis of the 400 garlic in its collection, so the field is more
narrow than it may seem from reading seed catalogs.

The scapes of Chesnok and Purple Italian Easy Peel garlic are considered
excellent for cooking. Check with your local agricultural extension office to see if these varieties do well in your area.