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.