Also known as Courgettes in some parts of the world, zucchini is a fruit that is treated like a vegetable. Not native to the US, zucchini was brought to America in 1920 by Italian immigrants.
Zucchini can grow up to 3 feet long. The largest recorded zucchini was over 6 feet long and 65 pounds. Smaller zucchini's are more flavorful. making them ideal for frying, stewing, soups etc. Use larger zucchini's for baking.
Delicious and a good source of fiber too!