Zucchini can be dark or light green, a related hybrid, the golden zucchini, is a deep yellow or orange color. In a culinary context, zucchini is treated as a vegetable; it is usually cooked and presented as a savory dish or accompaniment.
Botanically, zucchinis are fruits
a type of botanical berry called a “pepo”, being the swollen ovary of the zucchini flower. Zucchini, like all squash, has its ancestry in the Americas.
However, the varieties of squash typically called zucchini were developed in northern Italy in the second half of the 19th century, many generations after the introduction of cucurbits from the Americas in the early 16th century.
GreenPoint’s Summer Squash
includes: Italian, yellow and grey. They take 1000 acres out of cultivation and are commercialized from September to June.