Honeydew melons are small to medium fruits, averaging 15 to 22 centimeters in diameter and 4 to 8 pounds in weight, with a round to oval shape with blunt, curved ends. The melon’s rind is smooth, firm and semi-thick, ranging in color from green to white, yellow or pale orange with maturity. The rind also develops a waxy, velvety surface with a slightly sticky consistency, indicating that the flesh has developed a high sugar content. Underneath the surface, the flesh appears in shades of pale green, white-green, and golden-orange hues, depending on the variety and is thick, dense and aqueous with a firm and crisp, succulent consistency. The flesh also encases a central cavity filled with white, stringy fibers and tan, oval seeds. Honeydew melons emit a faint, sweet aroma and will feel heavy for their size, yielding under gentle pressure around the blossom end when ripe. The melons contain a high sugar content of approximately 16 Brix, a measurement of sugar levels within the flesh, contributing to the melon’s delicate, sweet, floral and subtly fruity flavor..