Thanks to my dear friend near Alicante I discovered this wonderful melon, which tastes like a cross between Honeydew and Galia, piel de sepo (snake skin). I'd never seen them before, nor had I learned how to cut pieces out of a huge melon for small servings rather than prepare the whole thing. How dumb is that!
I was not alone though. D. saw it in the fridge and said "Pammie, why have you bought a melon with a hole in it".
The skin has dark green and cream striations - the more marked the cream lines, the riper it is........so delicious.