Both a home garden favorite and a commercially preferred cantaloupe for those who pick and ship fruit. The thick netting, and a strong rind provides good shelf life. The 5 to 6 pound fruit are delicious and aromatic with beautiful bright orange flesh. Disease resistance to fusarium (0-2) and powdery mildew, gives Athena an ability to perform well in many environments. Harvest when the melon easily slips from the vine with a light pull. 75 days.
Fruits are oblong with light skin and delicious red flesh that is very sweet. Plants are productive, with strong vines and good leaf cover. Large fruit reach 20 to 30 pounds each. Resistant to anthracnose and fusarium wilt. 80 to 85 days.