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

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

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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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