English Vegetable Marrows (cucurbita pepo) are part of the squash family. They are considered an autumn squash. Marrows look like overgrown zucchinis. Marrows are popular in the UK, but are seldom grown in the United States. It's a shame, because marrows are very easy to grow, and with little effort you should be able to get some large marrows. You can grow giant specimens with as little as a 10 ft x 6 ft space. This is strong growing strain which will develop extra large dark green exhibition quality fruit. Needs very rich soil to become large.
Marrows are similar to green zucchinis in taste and texture. Some say they have a better taste than the common green zucchini you can buy at any store. Marrows are commonly stuffed with minced meat, or used to make jams & chutneys.