On the outside, horned melon skin is yellowish orange, with smooth, taut texture (with the exception of the naturally occurring “horns'' that give this sour melon its name). Slice it open and you’ll be captivated by its glittering peridot flesh inside.
The flavor of horned melon is unmistakably fresh and sour, often described as a combination of cucumber, lime, and even a bit of kiwilike sweetness. Around each soft, white seed is an emerald-colored pulp sac. The aroma is sweet and green, and the texture is pleasantly jellylike.