Description

Early to mature, it can be planted successively for an extra long season of great eating

Days to Maturity: 75 from direct sow

An early maturing cantaloupe renowned for its firm, aromatic, absolutely delicious flesh. Athena 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 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 summerlong 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.

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Genus Cucumis
Species melo
Variety Athena Hybrid
Item Form Pack of 100
Days To Maturity 75
Fruit Color Orange
Habit Vining
Seeds Per Pack 100
Plant Height 3 in
Plant Width 24 in - 3 ft
Additional Characteristics Edible, Season Extenders, Direct Sow
Harvest Season Early Fall, Late Summer, Mid Summer
Light Requirements Full Sun
Moisture Requirements Moist,  well-drained
Resistance Disease Resistant, Powdery Mildew
Soil Tolerance Normal,  loamy, Poor, Sandy
Uses Beds, Cuisine, Outdoor, Vines and Climbers

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