Honeydew Melon, a yellowish or greenish-white muskmelon. The rind is smooth and firm. The thick, pale-green flesh is sweet and juicy. Honeydew melons average about six pounds (2.7 kg) and have good keeping qualities. They mature in about four months and are usually marketed in September. About 70 per cent of the United States commercial crop is raised in California, the remainder in Texas and Arizona.

The honeydew melon is a variety of Cucumis melo of the gourd family, Cucurbitaceae.