Zucchini and courgetti are both well-known members of the vegetable family. They are both summer squash which can reach nearly 1 meter in length. Although, it is usually harvested when still immature at about 15 to 25 cm (6 to 10 in).
Zucchini is a thin-skinned cultivar of what in Britain and Ireland is referred to as marrow. In South Africa, a zucchini is known as a baby marrow. Both vegetables belong to the species Cucurbita pepo.
These vegetables can either be yellow or green and generally have a similar shape to a ridged cucumber. The word zucchini comes from the Italian ‘zucchini’, meaning a small squash or immature marrow. Courgetti, on the other hand, is a French term for zucchini.
Interestingly, Zucchini and courgetti are the same plant vegetables but are different terms used depending on the dominant language of a specific country. The first is usually used in territories rich in English, which is Northern American or Australian in nature.
Courgetti is being used for French and British English users, as well as the English-speaking public who resides in New Zealand and South Africa.
During its infant growth, these baby plants can already be harvested after reaching a dimension of about 14 by 4 centimeters in length. This size is actually comparable to how small a typical cigar is. At this point, this veggie is best termed as a courgetti
In the latter part of this vegetable’s growth, it can already be regarded as a zucchini after growing some more as it grows to about 15-20 centimeters. This veggie is preferably served cooked contrary to its cucumber counterpart.
Notable Distinctions Between Zucchini and Courgetti
these are the things that differentiate both of them:
1. The term Zucchini has an Italian origin while courgetti is relatively French.
2. The word zucchini comes from the Italian ‘zucchini’, meaning a small squash or immature marrow. Courgetti, on the other hand, is a French term for the same vegetable.
3. Zucchini is used by those people who speak North American and Australian English whereas courgetti is used by those who speak French, British, New Zealand and South African English.
4. They are the same plant veggies but are used to refer to that same plant, which is growing across its different stages of plant development.
5. The courgetti is smaller and estimated to be about 14 x 4 cm long whereas the other is bigger, which is estimated to grow as big as 15-20 cm.