[Market-farming] scape pricing

Thomas P Hurtgen hurtgenmeadows at gmail.com
Mon Jun 13 10:07:48 EDT 2011

Richard and others,  ... am a first-time garlic grower.  When and how  
are scapes harvested?  I've read to harvest scapes while they are  
still curled (vs straight, I guess).  How much of the stem below the  
bulb is harvested?  Thanks for any suggestions that you can offer.   
Tom  (7B)

Thomas P Hurtgen
hurtgenmeadows at gmail.com

On Jun 13, 2011, at 8:25 AM, Richard Stewart wrote:

> Three farmers that grow and sell within 30 miles of each other.   
> Mike and I are at the same markets, which are heavily urban and Lucy  
> is north of us in Oxford and Eaton and fairly rural.
> We sell little garlic right now (selling nothing but our smallest  
> heads at winter market for a premium) so scapes cover the costs of  
> growing the seed crop, which is something to consider.  With the  
> exception of elephant we grow nothing but stiff neck garlic  
> specifically because of scapes and look at them as part of the cash  
> crop.
> Richard Stewart
> Carriage House Farm
> North Bend, Ohio
> An Ohio Century Farm Est. 1855
> (513) 967-1106
> http://www.carriagehousefarmllc.com
> rstewart at zoomtown.com
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