The Casaba melon is a type of muskmelon, closely related to honeydew and cantaloupe. Because it is not as sweet or flavorful as other melon varieties, Casaba is less popular than its relatives. However, casaba melons have the benefit of a long shelf life and juicy flesh. The creamy pale green flesh is mild and sweet. A Good-quality Casaba melon will be fairly large and firm with a small amount of softness at the stem end. The coloring will be rich yellow with very little green on the skin. The rind will be ridged when the melon has been allowed to ripen on the vine and the skin will have a slightly waxy feel when the melon is ripe.