About- With consistent yields and uniform fruits, Athena is a great option for home gardens. The vines have good disease resistance and produce high yields of 6-8 lb. fruits.
When and Where to Plant- Start indoors 2 weeks before the last expected frost or direct sow outside, 1-2 weeks after the last frost. Prefers well-amended soil and full sun.
Care and Harvest- Water often and rotate melons when possible. Allow fruit to ripen on the vine, and harvest once the melon is fragrant and the blossom end feels soft.
Planting Depth- 1/2"
Seed Spacing- 6-12"
Spacing Between Rows- 5-6'
Days to Germination- 7-14
Space After Thinning- 12-24"
Days to Maturity- 75-85 from transplant
Approximate Seeds per Pkt- 10