How To Tell If Honeydew Is Bad?
Honeydew is the softest fruit you can purchase. It should not have any bruises on it or have soft spots. It should be golden in color, with a hint of a sweet fragrance. When picking a honeydew, always avoid those with a brownish rind or soft spots on the fruit. A ripe honeydew will not give off a foul odor.
The sound it makes will also let you know whether a honeydew melon is ripe or rotten. If the honeydew is thick and sour, it isn’t good. The sound it makes should be deep and resonant.