In Botany "Scape" is a flowering stem that originates at the crown or roots of the plant. We have been hearing plenty about garlic scapes, but onions have scapes too. These are onion scapes.
These are edible too. The onion scape is hollow, but thick walled and juicy. If cut across in pieces about 3/8 inch long, they make interesting little green onion rings. Use them in salad, soup or stirfry. Harvest them when the blossom is still small.
The blossoms are edible too, but I find them to be hot and stout. They may be fine in a soup.
Last edited by jal_ut
on Fri Jul 01, 2011 2:05 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Gardening at 5000 feet elevation, zone 4/5 Northern Utah, Frost free from May 25 to September 8 +/-