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.
- 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.