Aphrodite produces large melons weighing 6 to 8 lbs. and matures 2-3 days earlier than Athena. It has shown improved netting, which is an important advantage for fall plantings or under stressful conditions where the netting can be weak. Aphrodite muskmelon stores and ships well after harvest and its salmon colored flesh is firm and sweet. Resistant to FW (0,1,2) and PM (1,2).