Crenshaw is one of the most succulent of all melons. The large five to nine-pound melons have a seductively spicy fragrance and salmon-orange flesh. A real summertime treat.
Planting & Harvesting
Seed Depth: 1″ (3cm)
Plant Space: 24″ (61cm)
Row Space: 4′ (1.2m)
Sprouts In: 7-15 days
Crenshaw prefers a warm, sunny location with fertile soil. Sow outdoors in spring two weeks after last frost when soil has completely warmed. Start indoors three weeks before last spring frost date. Do not disturb tender roots when transplanting. Water consistently.
Harvest when the stem slips easily from the fruit and melons have a sweet, fruity scent.