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ATHENA

Crop: 
Melon
Type: 
Cantaloupe
Variety: 
ATHENA
Variety ID: 
70009267
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Description: 
A long-time favorite. Fruit stays on the vine to maximize sweetness without going soft. An aromatic melon with outstanding, sweet flavor and hearty flesh. Early-maturing melon that does not trade flavor for firmness. Orange flesh.

Application description

Variety specifications

Maturity Season: 
Mid Summer
Habit: 
Indeterminate prostrate vine
Season: 
Warm Season
Size: 
5-6 lbs,6.5" x 6" fruit
Region: 
Widely adapted
Days To Harvest From Transplant: 
75 days from field transplant
Region Recommendations: 
Highly recommended for Mid-Atlantic,Southeast,Midwest
High Disease Resistance: 
Fom:0-2 (Fusarium wilt caused by specific raceds of Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. Melonis) I Px:1,2US (Powdery mildew caused by specific races of Sphaerotheca fuliginea)
Intermediate Disease Resistance: 
Gc:1 (powdery mildew caused by specific races of Golovinomyces cichoracearum (ex Erysiphe cichoracearumI I Px:2 (powdery mildew caused by specific race 2(EU) I Tolerant: S (Sulfur burn caused by the appliction of some sulfur-based pesticides.

Disease Footnotes

Where resistances have numbers listed after the abbreviation, specific races of identified pathogens are indicated to the right of the colon. In cases where specific races or strains are not noted, the variety is resistant to some, but not necessarily all known races or strains of the pathogen. For complete disease resistance information, please visit ROGERSDiseaseCodes.com