Early to mature, it can be planted successively for an extra-long season of great eating
Variety: Athena Hybrid
Item Form: (P)Pkt of 10 seeds
Days to Maturity: 75
Fruit Color: Orange
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.
Pkt is 10 seeds.