Fuzzy squash is of Chinese origin. The name arises from the fine, hair-like fuzz that covers the green skin of the cylindrical squash, which resembles a zucchini with fuzz. Unlike zucchini, fuzzy squash is actually a type of gourd, and it is related to winter melon. The squash are typically 6-10 inches long and 2-3 inches thick with a cream-colored flesh inside. When cooked, the outside skin and fuzz are removed. The squash has a mild flavor and usually takes on the flavor of the foods it is prepared alongside. Fuzzy squash is most often used in Chinese soups and stir-fries.