Muskmelons vary in shape in size and tend to weigh between 5 and 8 pounds. Most are round to ovate and some will have a slightly squat shape. They have a pronounced light tan netting over their exterior, a characteristic unique to all Muskmelon varieties. Many types of Muskmelon such as this one pictured have very pronounced sutures, giving it a pumpkin-like shape. Its interior contains a central seed cavity which is surrounded by thick, smooth, bright salmon hued flesh. Offering a sweet aroma and flavor, the Muskmelon has a high sugar content with lingering floral notes. When ripe the Muskmelon will have a sweet aroma and will feel weighty for its size. Muskmelons are best consumed within a few weeks of harvesting.