Also called zucchini. Herbaceous plant of the family of Cucurbitaceae of edible fruit. American origin and introduced in Europe in the sixteenth century.
It is a vegetable of elongated form, firm and we can find it of several colours (intense green, very light green or yellow).
Varieties: We can classify courgettes depending on the shape of the plant. The most popular on the market are: Consul, dark green, somewhat curved; Elite, white-green, short shorts; Axarquia, with elongated fruits of very dark green colour; Cora, variety specially adapted to the heat, with bright green colour.
Seasonality: Although we can find them throughout the year in the market, the best time for consumption is from November to August.