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Yellow muskmelons usually weigh between 5 and 8 pounds and have an oval shape with blunted ends. Their thick exterior rind matures from green to a rich golden yellow when fully ripe and has a gently rippled texture. The peachy-orange flesh surrounds a hollow center containing loose seeds and fibers, similar to that of a cantaloupe. The sweet aroma that often permeates outside the melon is floral and fruity, conveying a high sugar content and succulent texture. Fully ripe Yellow muskmelons will feel weighty for their size and are best consumed within a few weeks of harvesting.
Yellow muskmelons are available in the summer and early fall.
Muskmelons are botanically classified as Cucumis melo and most likely originated in Western Asia, specifically Persia. Although there are many different botanical varieties, on a whole they are all thick-walled with hollow centers containing a loose fibrous seed bank. Melons are relatives of cucumbers, squash, pumpkin, and watermelon, all of which are members of the Cucurbitaceae family.