[Market-farming] pruning garlic scapes

breck bcarden at breckinridgegroup.com
Mon Jun 30 06:48:43 EDT 2008

I have always thought about selling some purslane, but never have. Would you
mind sharing some info on how you sell and price it?

Big thanks,




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Subject: Re: [Market-farming] pruning garlic scapes


On Jun 29, 2008, at 8:33 PM, Richard Robinson wrote:

How low (or high) on the stem should I prune my stiff-neck garlic scapes?
Right below the swelling? Down low where it emerges from the leaves?

Richard, trying to keep up with the purslane

If they're young enough, you should be able to pull them; just pull straight
up on the scape, it'll break off and come out. Or snap them off, as low as
you reasonably can.

Then you can eat them; or sell them. The stem is tender and good, if you get
them young enough. The flower swelling is tough. I bunch them nine or ten in
a bunch, tied with a twistie; this year's price is 1.50 / bunch.

You could try selling the purslane, too; it's good stuff. However we always
have more of it than there's market for here . , , 

-- Rivka; Finger Lakes NY, Zone 5 mostly
Fresh-market organic produce, small scale

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