Frieda's Specialty Produce - Crenshaw Melon

Overview

What is a Crenshaw Melon?

  • A hybrid of Casaba and Persian melons, the large Crenshaw melon is aptly nicknamed the “Cadillac of Melons.” The Crenshaw features a waxy buttercup-yellow rind and tender juicy peach to salmon-pink flesh. It is seductively sweet but not overwhelming.

How to Eat

  • Enjoy alone or scoop out melon balls then refill shell for a beautiful fruit salad. Purée and add to blended drinks and cocktails. For appetizers, wrap melon wedges or cubes with thinly sliced prosciutto ham.

Health Benefits

  • Excellent source of vitamins A and C.

How to Choose

  • Choose firm melons that are heavy for their size.

How to Store

  • Keep whole uncut melons at room temperature for 2 to 4 days or until fully ripe, then refrigerate for up to 5 days. Refrigerate cut melon in a covered container up to 3 days. Remember that cut melons are aromatic and their smell will penetrate other foods.

When are they in season?

  • June and July

Where are they grown?

  • Product of U.S.A.

Recipes