Honeydew melons, after their name, have a simple, subtle, nectary taste. They usually have a smooth, pale rind and green flesh, but some have yellow rinds and white flesh. In either case, the flesh is firm, but soft and juicy.
Honeydew continues to ripen and gather sugar after harvest. Riper melons are sweeter, but mushier. The stem should smell sweet, and the opposite end yield some to pressure. Green rinds are underripe. Refrigerate.
Split the melon down the middle and watch out for spilling juice. Scoop the seeds out with a spoon. Honeydew pieces help even out a fruit salad. Seal unused slices in a closed container and refrigerate.