(Cucumis melo) 105-115 days. Crenshaw is a melon that will please the whole family with it’s deliciously sweet flavor and ultra smooth texture, perfect for those who don’t like the grainy texture of most melons. Crenshaw Heirloom Melon produces large 8-10 lb. fruits, green skinned, turning to yellow-green at maturity, with a lovely salmon colored flesh. Very vigorous vines. A heat loving melon, best suited to warmer climates. Peak season for Crenshaw melons is August through September, with the fruit season beginning in July and ending in October.
Planting Instructions for Crenshaw Cantaloupe Seeds
Crenshaw Cantaloupe are heat loving plants that prefer well drained loose soil and an even amount of water. Plant Cantaloupe in rows or hills but make sure the soil is well warmed. In the North it helps to start seeds indoors 2-3 weeks. before last frost. Plant Cantaloupe seeds ½” deep in full sun. For rows plant 3-4″ apart, in rows 6-10′ apart. For hills plant 4-6 seeds per hill, with hills 2-3′ apart. Germination occurs in 3-10 days in soil 70-85°F. In hills thin to 2 Cantaloupe plants per hill. Harvest when fruit easily slips from the vine, or smells very sweet and fragrant at the blossom end. Heirloom Honeydew does not slip from the vine, the melon must be cut from the vine.