It can up grow to 15 inches long and weigh up to 10 pounds (40 cm; 4.5 kg.) The flesh inside can be bright orange, salmon-pink or yellow.
There is a yellow variety and a red variety. The red is milder, the yellow is sweeter and more flavoured.
It bruises easily.
It is big enough that it can be cut in half, scooped out inside, and used as a bowl for other foods.
Don’t store in fridge or let get colder than 55 to 60 F (12 to 16 C).