How many types of melons are there?
The most common melons are cantaloupes, honeydews, casaba, cranshaw, Juan canary, and Santa Claus melons. Melons are further broken down into two groups, those with smooth skins like the honeydew and those with a netted skin like the cantaloupe. They range in size from slightly larger than a softball to really large 15 pound varieties. They come in a wide range of colors, both on the outside and the inside. The skin can range from a pale grayish white to very dark green and the flesh ranges from the palest of yellows to the brightest of oranges and greens. All muskmelons have hollow seed filled centers rather than seeds dispersed throughout the flesh. Most varieties of melons come into season during the late summer and early-mid fall.