Its pulp is juicy and fleshy with the stem serving as a supporting fibrous core. The outer skin features a rough, tough, and scaly rind. The color in the ripe fruits may be yellow, orange-yellow, or reddish. Internally, its juicy flesh may range from creamy-white to yellow and has a mix of sweet and tart taste with rich flavor. Each fruit measures up to 12 inches in length and weighs 1 to 8 pounds or more. It can be eaten in its raw form or used in a variety of chutneys and salads.