What am I?
I am technically a fruit, but you find me in the vegetable section at the grocery store. I am a type of summer squash. I can be green, yellow, or white. The variety you get today comes from Italy. You can eat my flesh, skin, seeds, and even my flower!
Where I grow
I grow on a bush-like vine. I grow in warm climates. I need lots of sun to grow.
My plant has boy and girl flowers. Bees and other insects pollinate the flowers, and then my fruit grows.
I grow fast! Within 1 to 2 months, I'm ready to pick. Keep me on the plant and I will keep growing! The largest of me was over 8 feet long! That's huge! But you wouldn't want to eat me, I'm best when I have the most flavor when I'm small!
Once I'm picked, I can be made into anything, from bread to chocolate cake!
After I'm picked
Did you guess... Zucchini
Did you guess Zucchini? Zucchini can be eaten fresh or made into a lot of foods!
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