Letter: 'Italian zucchini'? It's 'gagoots'

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"Italian zucchini"? You must be kidding ["Reader photo," News, Aug. 27].

The squash is called cucuzza. Most Italians and all Sicilians know it as "gagoots."

I've grown it for more than 40 years, and my father did so before me.

Joseph Costanzo, Lindenhurst

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