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Garlic scapes and ramps

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Hi! I have what I think is garlic ramps but there is what looks like garlic scapes at the top. I cut the bottom part off so hopefully the photo isn't confusing. Can the tops be cooked like normal scapes? I have only ever used ramps with the bottom already cut. What about the leaves? Thank you!!!

asked by orangebird over 2 years ago
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Susan W

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added over 2 years ago

I see no photo. Maybe because I am on my phone?

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Susan W

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added over 2 years ago

Photo or no photo :0), ramps are a wild onion. As far as I know, there is no garlic ramp. I would treat the tops of ramps like the tops of leeks. Great for stocks. Scapes are very different.

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added over 2 years ago

hmm.. the tops are curly and have a flower- they really look just like garlic scapes. The whole bunch is about 28" long and there are smallish 1" white bulbs at the bottom with leaves that look like the top of a green onion. It smells like garlic. Maybe it's just under-ripe garlic with the scapes still attached? thanks for the help!

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Susan W

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added over 2 years ago

Sounds , like scapes to me. If they have wide leaves at the top, then they are probably ramps.

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Maedl

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added over 2 years ago

Ramps are long out of season. They grow in wooded areas in the East and Midwest--and are usually sold in farmers markets. I have never seen them in grocery stores.

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Maedl

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added over 2 years ago

PS Ramps are similar in size and appearance to lilies of the valley, which are very poisonous. You use the whole ramp--bulb and green part.