Crenshaws are a variety of Muskmelon made by crossing a Persian melon with a Casaba melon. It's flavor is described as both sweet and spicy.
Scientific Binomial Name: Cucumis melo
Raw in fruit salads or in fruit platters.
Good-quality Crenshaw melons will be fairly large and firm with a small amount of softness at the stem end. The coloring will be rich yellow with green tinges on the skin. The skin will have a slightly waxy feel when the melon is ripe.
Avoid product that is too firm, too soft, has dark blemishes on the skin or is extremely green-colored.
Available from California and Arizona from June until October, with the peak in July.
Product from South America is available during the winter months. The flavor can be good, but they won't be as sweet as those available in the summer months.
Crenshaw Melon Nutritional Information
Serving Size: 1.5 oz (100g)
Amount Per Serving
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Source: PMA's Labeling Facts
Crenshaw Melons are low-fat, low in sodium, and cholesterol-free. Crenshaw Melons are also an excellent source of Vitamin A and Vitamin C.
Crenshaw Melon Tips & Trivia
- Crenshaw Melons are a cross between Casaba and Cantaloupe Melons.