It might seem odd to be talking about melons at this late season, but I assure you this installment of Growing on the High Plains will roll right along with this Halloween week. Today I'll share some insight (and secrets) about the hearty, hydrating casaba melon. Indeed it is a winter melon, so it's ripe for discussion on this first day of November.
If you've yet to experience a casaba, do yourself a favor. It's subtle but sweet, and delightfully nutritious while low in calories. Plus, the flashy golden outer skin complements the changing of the leaves quite nicely.
And speaking of its skin, tune in and learn of this melon's grisly history with audio for the horror film industry.
Hoping everyone had a safe and spooky Halloween!