Other names: Cranshaw Melon
General Information: The crenshaw melon is a hybrid cross between the casaba melon and the Persian melon. The oblong crenshaw melon has a greenish yellow non edible wrinkled skin. Its tender flesh offers a unique (very) sweet flavor. Its immature dark green skin turns golden yellow at the peak of ripeness and will have a slightly waxy feel.
Applications: Like most melons, Crenshaw melon is perfect for breakfast or a healthy snack. Add to fruit salads. Make a chilled fruit soup. Serve as an edible garnish for most anything. For an easy dessert, serve melon slices with vanilla ice cream or fresh or frozen yogurt. To enhance flavor, drizzle melon cubes with lime juice or orange-flavor liqueur.