Botanical Name: Cucumis melo (Cantaloupensis Group); Family: Cucurbitaceae (Cucumber Family)
Height: 2 - 3 feet.
Spacing: 3 inches.
Depth: 1 inch.
Sun/Shade: Full sun.
Yield: Approximately 100 fruits per 100 foot row; 5 - 7 fruits per vine.
Foliage: Green foliage.
Days To Maturity: 75.
Soil Requirements: Rich, sandy, well-drained soil; pH 7.0-7.8
Growth Rate: Medium growth rate.
Seed Count: Approximately 25 seeds per packet.
Size: 7 x 6.5 inches.
Comments: Athena Hybrid is an early maturing Eastern melon in a class of it's own. Athena has consistently delivered at the top for fresh color, flavor, aroma, firmness, and shelf life after harvest. Pick at full slip for best quality. Superior flavor with outstanding eating quality. Firm flesh holds well. Vigorous plant and hearty producer. Best seller in the USA with gardeners and growers. Fruit averages 5 - 6 lbs. with coarse netting and thick salmon colored flesh.