A term used by the English, meaning tender vegetable, also known in the US as squash. Large elongated squash with creamy to deep green skins Marrow squash also known as vegetable marrow. Green in color and oval shaped. It can grow to the size of a watermelon. It is related to the zucchini. They have a very bland flavor and can be stuffed with meat stuffing. Best when eaten young and not over boiled. Vegetable marrow has a sweet and nutty flavor. They prefer warm climates and rich soil. Seeds are planted in April, and then planted outdoors in May or June.
Season: available year-round
How to select: Available in most grocery stores. Plentiful in summer months.