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Zucchini Dark Green

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Latin name:

Zucchini - Dark Green
Cucurbita Pepo
3 - 4' (0.9 - 1.2 m)
12 - 18" (30 - 46 cm)
Full Sun
Keep Well Watered
Fertile, Well Drained Soil

Dark green zucchini, scientifically known as Cucurbita pepo, is a widely cultivated summer squash recognized for its vibrant color, versatile culinary uses, and nutritional value.

The dark green zucchini features a slender, cylindrical shape with glossy, deep green skin. Typically harvested when young and tender, these squashes range in length from 6 to 8 inches, though they can grow larger if left to mature. Their flesh is firm, succulent, and mild-tasting, offering a slightly sweet flavor profile.

In the kitchen, dark green zucchini is prized for its versatility. It can be consumed raw or cooked and is a staple ingredient in various cuisines worldwide. When raw, zucchini can be sliced or shredded and added to salads or served as part of vegetable platters. Cooking methods such as grilling, roasting, sautéing, or baking bring out its natural sweetness and tender texture, making it a versatile ingredient in dishes ranging from stir-fries and pasta dishes to soups, casseroles, and even desserts like zucchini bread.

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