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.