Alocal Cantaloupe, the type of melon I grew up with, with its rich taste and fragrance still bring back great memories of working on the farm as a teenager – picking, sorting, counting and selling Lancaster County Athena-style Cantaloupes. Athena-type varieties, also called Mush Melons, Musk Melons or Eastern Melons, are identifiable on the outside by the subtle ribs on the slightly oblong melon. As they ripen, you can smell them! – a pleasing tropical aroma starts to become pronounced. Inside, the flesh is softer than other traditional Western Cantaloupes.