Cucurbitaceae Lagenaria siceraria (Mol.) Standl.
Source: Magness et al. 1971
Cucuzzi is an edible gourd, often classed as a summer squash, but not a true squash. The plant is a vining annual, with large. pubescent leaves on long petioles which form a canopy over the stems and fruits. Fruits are up to 2 to 3 feet long and 3 inches in diameter, light green in color, with a smooth skin. They are harvested when the skin and flesh are tender. Similar to vining type summer squash in growth habit.
Production in U.S.: No data. Limited.
Use: As cooked vegetable.
Part of plant consumed: Whole fruit.