Stripes on my Zucchini

My zucchini have stripes on them....why? I only have tomatoes and zucchini in my garden. Are they safe to eat?

Hardiness Zone: 7a

Lori from State College, PA

July 20, 20080 found this helpful

I found a site that says this about zucchini: "A popular summer squash shaped like a slightly curved cylinder, a bit smaller at the top than the bottom. A zucchini's skin color can vary from dark to light green, sometimes with yellow markings that give it a mottled or striped look." I don't grow zucchini but I've seen striped zucchini before. Here is the site from which I took the above information:

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July 20, 20080 found this helpful

One year my parents let their zucchini grow "wild" from last years plantings. They ended up with zucchini that had crossbred with watermelon! It was striped and almost egg shaped-not at all skinny. It tasted just the same though.

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July 24, 20080 found this helpful

It's a zucchini variety! Absolutely delicious. Enjoy!

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November 10, 20080 found this helpful

Dunno why it sometimes happens - did to me too. Guess they are just getting ready to grow into marrows! Burt yep they are fine to eat still.

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