Also known as frog skin melon, this fruit is named for the medium and dark green mottling on the skin. The sweet flesh ranges in color from off-white to celadon green. Choose a melon that's heavy for its size. Underripe melons will ripen at room temperature. Wrap ripe melons in a plastic bag and refrigerate up to 5 days. See also melon.
From The Food Lover's Companion, Fourth edition by Sharon Tyler Herbst and Ron Herbst. Copyright © 2007, 2001, 1995, 1990 by Barron's Educational Series, Inc.