Ripe muskmelon fruit is nearly round, tan to
greenish-tan, and rough textured. The outer skin, or rind,
looks like a network of intertwining veins. Muskmelon is
grown for its sweet, fragrant orange-pink flesh. Muskmelons
are often mistakenly called cantaloupes which is a
different, tropical species.
An immature muskmelon is green with a smooth rind, and
may have shallow grooves depending on the cultivar.