They have dark green skin ripening to a mottled orange.
Inside, they have a small seed cavity with salmon-orange coloured flesh whose sweet flavour is almost spicy.
They will weigh 3 to 5 pounds (1.4 to 2.3 kg.)
Osage Melons were developed c. 1880 by a Roland Morrill of Benton Harbor, Michigan, from a cross between an “Orange Christiana” melon and a small, black melon that he got from a gardener along the Osage River, Missouri.
First sold in 1887 by Vaughn’s Seed Store.