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Melon Seeds - Crenshaw

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  • Seed Count: 20 Seeds
  • Maturity: 90-100 Days from Planting
  • Fruit Characteristics: Crenshaw Melons are large, oval-shaped fruits with a creamy yellow rind and sweet, juicy flesh.
  • Average Weight: Typically weighs between 5-8 pounds per fruit
  • Plant Type: Vine
  • Ideal Growing Conditions: Full sun, warm climate, well-drained soil
  • Resistance: Generally resistant to pests and diseases
  • Usage: Perfect for fresh eating, fruit salads, and desserts

History:

The Crenshaw Melon traces its roots back to the United States, where it was developed as a hybrid melon variety. Named after its creator, John Reuben Crenshaw, this melon has become known for its exceptional flavor and aroma. The Crenshaw Melon is a cross between a Persian melon and a Casaba melon, resulting in its unique characteristics. Since its creation, it has gained popularity among gardeners and consumers alike for its delicious taste and versatility.


Culinary Uses:

Crenshaw Melons are prized for their sweet, succulent flesh and aromatic flavor. Their juicy texture makes them perfect for enjoying fresh on their own or as part of a fruit salad. They can also be used in various desserts, such as sorbets, smoothies, and fruit bowls. Their vibrant yellow-orange flesh adds a pop of color and sweetness to any dish, making them a favorite among chefs and home cooks alike.


Growth Habit & Planting Instructions:

Crenshaw Melons are vine plants that require ample space to spread and grow. Plant them in a location with full sun and warm temperatures, as they thrive in these conditions. Ensure the soil is well-drained and rich in organic matter. Directly sow seeds into the garden after the last frost date, spacing them 2-3 feet apart in rows or mounds. Provide support for the vines, such as trellises or fences, to prevent the fruits from sitting on the ground and to maximize airflow. Regular watering is essential, especially during the hot summer months, to promote healthy growth and fruit development. With proper care, you can expect a plentiful harvest of delicious Crenshaw Melons in about 90 to 100 days after planting.

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