This vigorous, dependable and early maturing variety bears 5 – 6 pounds (2 – 3 kg) fruit with outstanding flavour and aroma. With firm, deep salmon-orange coloured flesh and small seed cavity, Athena has excellent yields and a good shelf life. This variety is very popular with market growers because of its exceptional quality and firmness. Tolerant to Powdery Mildew and Fusarium.
|Spacing||5 – 10’ (1.5 – 3M)|
|Soil||Fertile, organic and well draining|
|pH Range||6.0 to 6.8|
|Watering||Regular watering, even moisture|
|Fertilizing||Balanced fertilizer at time of planting and regularly during the season.|
|Nutrients Required||Nitrogen = high, Phosphorus = high, Potassium = high|
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