Early to mature, it can be planted successively for an extra-long season of great eating Genus: Cucumis Species: melo Variety: Athena Hybrid Item Form: (P)Pkt of 10 seeds Days to Maturity: 75 Fruit Color: Orange Habit: Vining Seeds Per Pack: 10 Plant Height: 3 in Plant Width: 24 in - 3 ft Additional Characteristics: Direct Sow,Edible,Season Extenders Harvest Season: Early Fall,Late Summer,Mid Summer Light Requirements: Full Sun Moisture Requirements: Moist, well-drained Resistance: Disease Resistant,Fusarium Wilt Races 1 & 2,Powdery Mildew Soil Tolerance: Normal, loamy,Poor,Sandy Uses: Beds,Cuisine,Outdoor,Vines and Climbers
(P) Pkt of 10 seeds
75 days from direct sowing.
An early-maturing cantaloupe renowned for its firm, aromatic, absolutely delicious flesh. Athena Hybrid is the gardeners' favorite for dependable performance and great holding power on the vine. This is a melon you don't have to rush to harvest, and every 5- to 6-pound fruit is super sweet, succulent, and delicious!
The vine spreads between 2 and 3 feet long, setting about 5 to 7 melons. Athena Hybrid is such an early bearer that you might want to plant seeds successively every two weeks for a month or more, guaranteeing yourself of a summer-long harvest.
The fruit arises with coarse netting and salmon-colored flesh on vigorous plants that know how to withstand garden stresses. The fruit keeps its texture and flavor for a long time after maturity, remaining true on the vine even if you can't harvest it immediately. Resistant to cracking and very durable, it's a gardener's dream.