When it comes to the cantaloupe two factors define it, which are its rough netted stone accompanied with green colored skin and its aromatic orange-coral colored flesh. When perfectly ripe, the flesh is juicy, unctuous and sweet. The Cantaloupe will feel heavy versus hollow which comes from its water content. The ripe fruit releases its known floral musky smell. Like other melons, the Cantaloupe’s flesh bears a central seed cavity.