Scientific Name: Cucurbita pepo var. cylindrica
Country of Origin: Americas

Zucchini are a common garden vegetable, thanks to their ease of growth. Like all squash, zucchini have their roots in the Americas, but the common green zucchini is actually a variety that was developed in northern Italy some generations after the introduction of cucurbits from North America. Zucchini flowers are edible and can be added fresh to salads or stuffed and lightly fried.

Baked Parmesan Zucchini