Melon, Crenshaw

Melon, Crenshaw

Melon, Crenshaw

Crenshaw melons are oblong with a tapered stem end, and sometimes have a blunted opposite end.  Some Crenshaw melons have been known to grow as large as watermelons.  They have a greenish skin that ripens to a bright yellow.  It is always best to purchase a vine ripened Crenshaw melon, but they will also ripen on the countertop.  When the skin, particularly on the ends, yields to gentle pressure, the Crenshaw melon is ripe.  Ripe Crenshaw melons emit a musky fragrance.  The sweet inner flesh is usually a pinkish orange, but may also be yellow or even ivory.  We could not find significant nutritional information other than that they seem to have more vitamin C and less vitamin A than a cantaloupe. 

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About Kimberly Hosler

An ethical vegan since June 2007, Kimberly is a NYS licensed Massage Therapist & a Director at All-Creatures. She serves as the current VP of the Albany Vegan Network and is the Founder & President of the Albany Vegan Lady Gang. She also enjoys volunteering at local Farm Sanctuaries. She lives in Upstate NY with her two kitties and senior blind yorkie and she also has two grown human children.

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